Google has published a great series of six videos to help local business owners who serve customers in person. The videos are about helping you be found when people are looking for you online, and want to reach customers online.
In this part 1 of 7, some key points are:
- Website requirements
- Online places to list your business including review sites like Yelp and social media sites such as Google+ and Facebook
- The importance of focusing on mobile customers
- 85% of smartphone users have searched for local information
- 81% have taken action
- 40% visited the business
- 35% called the business
At the end of this series, we’ll supply you with a downloadable tip sheet based on this series.
Part 2: Determine Business Value Ad
I have been working with local businesses as a Local SEO specialist since 2010 and as a Google My Business Product Expert (formerly called Top Contributor) since 2016. I write about GMB suitable for most folks, business owners included.
When not working for clients, I volunteer with the local businesswomen’s network, volunteers on Google’s forum, and the Local Search forum.
Away from the keyboard I’m a very busy mother with two boys, nine chickens, two cows, three sheep, a cockatiel and a stupidly happy dog.