In the last several years of coaching, there is one secret to marketing that has proven over and over again to be the quickest and most effective way to grow your business. That is to make sure you have completed your Google My Business listing. This listing is how you get into the top of the page on Google where the map and 3 to 6 local businesses are highlighted.
We have worked with coaching clients that either did not have this listing or had set it up wrong. In as little as 30 minutes, with a few changes, we have been able to fix the issues and get them into this list. Even better, this is 100% free but so few business owners worry about it. This listing appears when consumers do a Google search before your web page and in most markets they get twice the clicks as the website listings, which are below the local listings. To set up your business listing, browse to https://www.google.com/business/ and complete the process.
This is the first and the most important step to getting your business found in a Google search. However there are other factors too. This is where our class titled “Getting Found with Google+ and SEO” comes in. For a FREE VIDEO PREVIEW of the class, click the play button on the image below.
Derek Christian has been involved in the cleaning industry for more than 20 years and is an owner or investor in several cleaning companies including My Maid Service Dayton and Real World Services Columbus, and now he works as a sales and marketing consultant for Castle Keepers.