Google Business Profile
If you are a local business than setting up a Google Business Profile is a must.
A Google Business Profile allows potential customers to find you via Google Search and Google Maps. Your display will include information about your business including:
Click on the link and follow my step by step video to get started.
Your business is eligible for a Google Business Profile:
If your business has a physical location that customers can visit
You are a service business that travels to a customers location to perform a service
For example: a plumber
When someone searches “plumber near me” your plumbing business will show up on the Google map search result page, allowing the customer to easily contact a local plumber.
Postcard By Mail
Before your business can appear on the Google Map Search Results Page, Google must verify your business address. Follow my video above to establish your Google Business Porfile. Once completed, Google will send a postcard to your business address within 10 days.
Your postcard should arrive in approximately 5-7 days. Inside the perforrated envelope is a verification code. Log back into your Google Business Profile page, enter the code and complete your registration.
Completing Your Profile
Upon receiving your Google postcard, sign back into your Google Profile. Enter the code located on your postcard and complete your profile setup. Your account should change to status: verified. The Business Profile Manager dashboard is replicated below. Click on each tab for details or insights on completing your setup!
to learn about each
Google Business Profile module
Create A Post!
Spread The News
- Feature A Special Offer
- Set Dates
- Add copon code
- Add terms and conditions
- Add link to redeem offer
This is the analytics page.
Take a look at your metrics over time,
including search queries.
Details customer actions, for example:
- who linked to your website
- Requested directions
- Called you
- Messaged you
Surprising how much data you can collect
Usually takes about a month to cycle in
This is where you can look at and read your reviews
Call history is only available in select areas.
How It Works
When a customers uses the
on your Google Business Profile,
a call is placed to your business phone
and it is documented here.
Don’t Be Alarmed
Customers connect to you through a forwarding number
– not your number listed in your business profile
If you try to call from your cell phone to test it out, like I did,
don’t be alarmed if another number appears on your cell phone.
Answering A Call
When you answer a call, you’ll get an automated message:
“Call From Google”