Making It In Google Local Business CenterThe easiest way to go to Google local business center is to key in Google local on your search tab and Google’s local business center automatically pops up. You just have to tick it and it will take you the Google local business center’s homepage. If you don’t have a Google account, the first thing that you must do is to sign up and sign in right after. Once you sign in, you will be taken to the dashboard. The initial thing that you have to do then is to click Add new listing.

You will then have a form on your screen which you would just have to fill in with appropriate information. After entering your address, you will notice that your location will be identified on the map at the right side of the form field. Make sure that the indicated spot is the exact location of your business. Some other fields in the form are your business telephone number, website and description. In the description field, make sure that you carefully and clearly state what your business is about using the keywords that are most likely used when people search for products or services. Another field is the category.

Google local business center allows you to list five categories that will be used to index your business. Then there’s the field about your business hours. You can choose to fill it up or just leave it. There’s also the field for payment options, photos, videos and additional details. Adding photos and videos related to or representing your business is an advantage over your competitors, so I suggest that you consider this option. Once you’re done with everything, you can just click the Submit button.

 

One of the important things that you should pay attention to once you submit your filled-up form is that a request verification would be required. Clicking it would take you to a page asking to validate your listing through either of the two ways – by phone or by postcard. Doing it by phone is more convenient since it would only take a while to know the PIN that you need to validate your listing. Once you have the PIN, click finish and it will take you to a place where you can verify the information and your listing will appear in the geographical results under the categories that you listed. There you’ll see all the information that you entered including the pictures, videos and even the customer reviews.

 

Google local business center is really an amazing tool for your business. Besides the fact that it helps your customers find you quickly, this valuable resource is free! Yes, you won’t have to spend a penny to get listed in Google local business center so I am encouraging you to utilize this type of service right now.

Annetta Powell
Your Professional Success Coach