Is Your Company in Google Business Directory?

One of the easiest ways to help you get on page 1 of Google is to get your company listed in the Google Business Directory. When people are searching for services in a specific city, the Google Business Directory will make suggestions right at the top of page 1.

For Landau Digital we found listing our company in the directory brought us to the top of page 1 when people searched for design services in our area (type in joomla design “los angeles” and see where we come up). This happened almost overnight, and we saw the increase in our website traffic and potential client phone calls.

Create your listing

To create a Google Business Directory listing you need to create a Google account. The person who creates the directory listing owns the edit rights, so the company owner should make sure it is attached to his/her profile. When filling in the listing use as much detail as possible, especially in the categories section. Make sure your company description includes the most important keywords for your company. In the categories section put keywords and keyword phrases that clients use to find you.

Follow your reports
After you’ve created your listing you can come back and visit it by going to the Local Business Center link in your Google account panel. From here you can see reports that tell you how often your site came up in searches, whether people clicked on your links and what keywords they used to find you. Use this information to refine your company profile and assist in helping clients find you.

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