“GMB. Great…another acronym…” Don’t worry! Like most acronyms, GMB isn’t as scary as you might think. When used well, it can be used as a tool to boost both your call volume and website traffic. Read on to learn more about GMB and why it is an incredible asset for your business!
What is GMB?
GMB, or Google My Business, is a free business profile available through Google! By “claiming” your business listing, you can set up a profile for your business that is similar to a personal social media account. This gives your consumers access to an accurate preview of your business information when they search for you specifically or for the service you provide in your area. This is also the listing that pops up in Google Maps when your services are searched for locally.
Why should I be using GMB?
Google My Business can be a major asset to your company. By utilizing your profile, you can build your relationship with your customers by responding to reviews and having a direct messaging feature built into the profile. From an SEO perspective, it’s also highly beneficial to use this profile to promote yourself through such an accessible platform.
It also puts your company officially on Google Maps! If you want to increase your overall presence on the local web radar, then this is a great place to start. When someone looks up a keyword that relates to your company you will rank higher on their search if you have a GMB profile.
A 2012 study found that 59% of internet users use search engines as a starting point; a number that, with the growing accessibility of smartphones and internet providers over the last eight years, has likely only increased. With Google dominating the search engine game worldwide, it’s especially important to take advantage of their free service in the form of your GMB profile!
GMB optimization can take some time. If you have questions about it or are looking for a little bit of help to manage your GMB profile, contact us today! The team at Social Eyes Marketing are Search Engine Optimization and Digital Marketing aficionados and we’re always ready to help you with all your SEO needs.