As we all know Google is the biggest and most popular UK search engine enjoying over 90% of the UK search market. But did you know you can claim a FREE Google ‘My Business’ page?
You might already have a free listing you know nothing about!
That’s because many wears ago Google listed millions of businesses to get the service going and by using the ‘claim’ process you can take over your My Business page and edit the information Google has already given you.
Recently we’ve completed two ‘claims’ for local businesses, assisting with the new content and verification process.
But you can do it yourself…
- search your business name, ie: ‘oast house media’
- click on the claim link
- complete the verification process
- edit text and images
It’s a bit quirky and not all changes happen immediately but once up and running it can add high value to your web presence. If your My Business page has already been claimed (no claim link), you need to check who claimed it and find the log-in details. Do not ignore your listing and create a new My Business page, this will severely restrict web page optimisation and confuse Google’s algorithms.