If you have a local business, it’s hard to find a reason NOT to claim your listing on Google and Bing Maps. Both these search engine giants offer every business which operates from premises (and lots who don’t!) a powerful, free way to achieve page one search engine results for people looking for their kind of business – through Maps!
Compelling Headline Facts
The headline facts about how people use their phones to find what they are looking for locally make a knockout argument for every business to make the most of Maps:
* Over 1 billion people worldwide have the Google Maps app on their phones.
* Over 80% of consumers make searches online for things they are looking for locally.
* Mobile searches for local results are growing 50% faster than mobile searches in general – so why choose to be left out of the top results without a completed listing?
* Google claims that over three quarters of people who find something local on Maps visit a store within 24 hours and almost 30% of these make an actual purchase. Your business on Maps makes sense to your bottom line!
Straightforward and easy
Completing and verifying Maps listing is designed to be straight forward. It’s also free and requires only that you have a Gmail account (for Google Maps) and an Outlook or Hotmail account for (Bing Maps) which are also free and easy to set up.
The range of information you can include about your business is wide, and you can even add special promotions and offers. Google now even offers a completely free web page for your business linked to your Maps listing.
With all this in mind, there’s really no reason to delay! Simply search for Google My Business and Bing Places for Business and follow the steps!
JS Consulting can help!
In case you’re not confident or you simply haven’t got the time…. Call Jonathan at JS Consulting in Corby on 07773 386716 for a professional service to set up your listings. Or check more details on www.js-consult.co.uk/maps