Did you know that over 85% of consumers search online before setting foot in a store? They are searching for ‘stores near me’, or they are confirming a store’s address and hours of operation. Will they be able to find your business online?
It is important for local businesses to have a great online presence. They need to find you. But, more than half of local stores haven’t even claimed their Google listing! It’s not surprising. Claiming a business listing can be time-consuming and challenging. Some sites make a verification phone call to a landline at the business location. Some sites will send a physical postcard to the business address containing a unique PIN.
Wondering where to start? Which listing should you claim first? Start with one of the main search engines like Google, Yelp, Bing or TripAdvisor. Create an account for your business or correct an existing account. Enter in your business information completely. Make sure it’s consistent on each listing site.
If you don’t have time to take care of your business listings or you don’t want to worry about it, call us. Power Metrics Marketing can manage your listings for you! We’ll do the work so that you don’t have to.