If your business, like our web design company, is primarily aimed at local customers, such as Hull and East Yorkshire, you really should sign up for Google My Business.

Google My Business will really help your local customers find you on Google especially if they are using smartphones, tablets or are signed into Google – and most of your customers will be.

You may have noticed that if you have already signed up for Google Places for Business that your account has been automatically upgraded to Google My Business.   And if you are already signed up, you just need to log in and take advantage of lots of free services such as Google+ which will really help your SEO.

This free service allows you to add your business to Google Maps and Google+ which show up well on the Google search engine.  It works really well across all devices, and will really help your local business be found on the web when potential customers are looking for your service (e.g. web design) in your area (e.g. Hull).

Any changes you make to your Google My Business account may appear on Google search and Maps, and updates will help validate your business to Google.

Google My Business is a free service but do take your time signing up with correct details before you submit your changes.  For example, make sure that you do enter the correct domain name (url) of your web site, your address and phone numbers correctly.

To sign up, go to Google My Business and then click on blue ‘Get onto Google’ button.

You will receive a verification code and this may arrive via the post or text, so do take time entering the correct information.   Once you have received your verification code and entered this you can really take advantage of this free service and add lots of information that will be seen by potential customers.

If you are an existing client of ours and you would like more help with signing up for Google My Business do get in touch with us.