By Kyle Patterson, President of Thrive Media Group
So to get started, head over to Google My Business and enter your business information. Press search and see what results show up. If you see your organization, great.
Step 2: If you don't show up, add your business
Adding your business to Google maps and search is as simple as filling out your information and waiting about to receive a verification postcard from Google in the mail. You’ll receive a postcard in the mail to verify your location with an access code in about one - two weeks. Fill this out following the directions on the postcard and you’re good to go. People all over the world, but specifically in your city can find you online.
Next you want to set up a Google+ Page for your business. Your Google+ page will actually link to your Google My Business page and show reviews, photos and location information for your business as well as your hours of operation. Google+ is Google’s social network and a growing opportunity for businesses to increase visibility online. Post here often on what’s happening within your company and watch the results show up in search results as Google scans the entire network for search listings. Once you verify your location, you will show up as a verified business location in Google.
Kyle Patterson is President of Thrive Media Group, a marketing consulting firm specializing in direct response strategies for businesses and non-profits. Kyle is also the found of UniteLeadership.com.