Chances are you’ve habitually used Google’s mapping service to find a local business near you. Google Maps has the ability to eliminate the middle-man between a customers search and generating a lead for your business.

On Google Maps, customers are a click away from useful information about your business such as the location, hours, contact information, website URL, and customer reviews. If you’re in a competitive market, your competitors are most likely already utilizing Google Maps. It is smart to take the proactive approach and optimize your Google Maps profile to stay in the game.

Here are tips to refresh current profiles:

• Complete all contact information. Do not leave any sections blank.

• Add up to 10 categories to your profile. Google uses these as keywords to match to searches.

• Upload at least 10 photos of your business (of staff, environment, or in action).

• Start asking happy customers to leave reviews; at least 10 is effective for rankings.

Having a website and using social media frequently to relay information to customers is effective, but Google Maps also has the potential to increase your business’ traffic and growth through an improved SEO ranking.

Is your business not setup on Google Maps, or do you need guidance for more efficiency? Springwood Marketing, LLC is dedicated to assisting our clients get setup on Google Maps and keep their profiles up-to-date in order to make their business more successful. Once your company’s Google My Business profile is active, the experts at Springwood will focus on helping your business rise to the top of Google Maps results. We will also provide a custom link, so customers are able to go straight to the page to write the reviews you strive for. Our goal is to work diligently to open the door to a plethora of opportunities for your business that were not once there.

Contact us today (832) 663-9195 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about what our professionals can do for your business through Google Maps.