How to Set up Google My Business

How to Set up Google My Business

Google My Business is a completely free website marketing tool that helps your business get found easier online. It’s a place where Google users can find all of your business’s important information, call you directly, or find directions. By making use of it, you become more favorable to Google, helping you rank higher in its searches.   Setting it up Easy! Just go to Google My Business and click Start Now. Just follow their instructions and you’ll be set. The process will begin with you entering the company address or the phone number to see if you already have a basic (Google-generated) listing. Then you can claim the business and link it to an existing Gmail account. If you don’t have an gmail address, you can sign up for a new account at http://accounts.google.com/signup. If you’re on a mobile device, you can also search the name through Google Maps and select “are you the business owner?” and follow the steps there. That’s it. A word of caution, though. It’s suggested to be at your place of business when you do this. There are two options in which you can verify, either from a phone call to the business phone number or a mailed postcard to the mailing address. If you select the phone option, then you will need to be ready to answer the business phone to receive your verification code. Just enter the verification code online and you should be good to go. If you cannot have phone verification, you can choose to have Google send a postcard to the mailing address of the business. Once you receive the postcard...
How to Set up your Google Plus page

How to Set up your Google Plus page

Google Plus  is a social media site like none other. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, you’re able to have an account specifically for your business that is free to interact with and sell to your customers. You can seek out people that have similar interests as your brand and connect with them. You can easily share content, updates, promotions, and photos of your business or of content that relates to both the users and you.   Why is this important? The more you share, the more your content is seen, and the more it can be shared to others that can connect to you. This can be done through Communities, adding +1 buttons, and making use of the social media platform to help your business be favored by Google. Communities are pages of a specific subject that you can manage where both you and the followers can post content to. By followers posting and sharing content under your community, you can guarantee your posts will be seen by even more users. Another way to keep people connecting to you is including a Google +1 button on your site. According to Hubspot, people are 3.5 times more likely to find and view your Google+ than if you didn’t. Better than that, the more you use those circles and connections, the more you’re prioritized on google. This will do wonders to your search engine results and get you ranking high. Yes it is another social media site to keep track of and, yes, it seems odd, but out of all of them, this one will give back the most. The user base...
How to Set up Google Analytics

How to Set up Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a valuable free tool from Google that can be useful in many ways. It can track how many people are visiting your site a month, how many calls you’re getting from your google my business page as well as the type of people that are coming to your site.   Why is this important? This tool can serve as a baseline for the type of traffic you get and will change with ads you place, events you host, or any time you do something to increase your visibility. It can help you figure out what in your marketing is working and what isn’t and it can show you how much more business you’ve gotten since claiming your company on Google.   How do I set it up? Assuming that you have a Google account already, just go to the Google Analytics site and sign up using your sign in for the business. If you do not have a Google account, you’ll want to sign up for a new Google account to get access to all of the productivity tools under one account. They should be able to walk you through everything you need to do. You’ll need to name the account, enter the domain of your website and agree to Google terms before you get the tracking code. Once you have your account set up, you can copy the tracking codes into your site and start tracking data once it has ran for a while on your site. Where you enter your Analytics code on your website will differ from site to site, but it’s usually placed in the <BODY>...

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