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How to Claim Google My Business

30 years ago, you would have made sure your business was included in the local Yellow Pages. These days consumers don't turn to a printed Yellow Pages book when they need something. They turn to a computer, tablet, or smartphone to find local businesses. These local businesses may even apply for a London business address or an address where they are based, especially if they are virtual and they need to have a professional address for communications and other new business requirements. Google Maps has allowed potential customers to find numerous businesses at a click of the button but it's also benefited businesses and entrepreneurs just as much! Now, individuals can take the chad kimball google maps and start profiting off Google Maps or businesses can boost their traffic by optimizing their Maps. More often than not Google is the data source behind a consumer's search, so shouldn't you be equally sure to create and claim an accurate Google listing for your business? The good news is Google allows you to create and claim your business listing for free through "Google My Business." All you need to get started is an active Google account. If you don't yet have a Google account, it's easy to set one up here. And, don't forget that we are here to help. Contact us if you would like us to help you through the process. Claiming Your Business Go to https://business.google.com/create and log into your Google account. Enter your business name in the search box. If your business is returned in the search results, click on it to claim it. If your business hasn't already been claimed, you'll be able to confirm the business information and claim it under your Google account. If your business has been claimed and verified by another Google account, you will need to request ownership which will automatically send an email to the current owner requesting that ownership be transferred to you. If your ownership request is approved, you'll be notified by email and will then be able to manage the listing. If your ownership request is denied, you'll be notified by email and may be eligible to appeal. If there is no response after 7 days, log back into your Google My Business account and look for the Claim or Verify option to claim the business under your account. If your business isn't listed in the search results, click the "Create a business with this name" option and click "Next" Enter the official address for your business If your business serves a territory, select "I deliver goods and services to my customers." Selecting this option will enable the option to "Hide my address" if your business doesn't serve customers at a storefront. Click "Next" If you selected the delivery option, you'll define your service area before proceeding to the next step. Now select a category for your business Click "Next" Now provide the phone number and website for your business -- take a look at this guide on [...]

By | 2018-12-05T19:15:49+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|Digital Marketing, Google My Business, Local SEO|

Why Should You Activate HOT!Content?

What do we mean by “activate?” “Introduce” HOT!Content to the pages and sites (including Google, Facebook, Yelp and more) that will be important to your LOCAL SEO success. We have done a lot of work developing solutions that will help you achieve LOCAL SEO success. But, until you connect HOT!Content to the pages and sites important to your LOCAL SEO, we can’t help! Consider this quick Q&A: Is it hard to connect pages? We have aggregated all of the connection pages in settings. Any complexity is really driven by the process each page or site has developed. But, of course, just contact us for help. Can I trust you? We are Engage121. We have been in business for over 20 years and we currently work with over 50,000 local businesses just like yours. We have never violated a client’s trust - and we never will. Promise. Is there any risk? None that we can imagine. You will always maintain complete control. HOT!Content will never publish or interact with any page or site without your express permission. And, we never ask for your login or password credentials. What are the benefits? We will provide you a range of services to help you achieve LOCAL SEO success, including (i) claiming your Google My Business, (ii) monitoring consumer reviews so you know to respond, and (ii) distributing local PR to the local media. Questions? Comments? We’re here to help: Email: support@engage121.com Facebook Messenger: @engage121

By | 2018-11-02T20:36:16+00:00 September 2nd, 2018|Local SEO, Reputation Monitor, Social Media|