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Podcast Episode 25 – SEO for local businesses (Part 2) Google My Business Basics

In this episode you’ll learn about a free service called Google My Business. We’ll walk you through the basics of GMB, why it’s important and how to claim and optimize your listing.

Today on the Academy we’re rolling out episode 2 of our series on SEO for local businesses. Are you in charge of marketing a business that serves a specific town, city, or local region? Would you like to be found online when local people search for what you do? Then this podcast series is for you.

Getting found online if you’re a local business is extremely important. It doesn’t happen automatically. Google is smart, but if you don’t do all the right things, they’re not going to know that you exist.

In this episode you’ll learn about a free service called Google My Business. I’ll walk you through the basics of GMB, why it’s important, how to claim and optimize your listing, and ultimately help you get the most out of this critical opportunity to promote your local business online.

So what is Google My Business?

GMB is a free service that helps small businesses establish a local business listing on Google. GMB (for short) allows you to optimize your listing with all the information that a customer, and Google, might need to know about your services, including contact information, your address, as well as what you do and sell. You can even add specific products, specials, links and photos that all help customers to decide if you’re going to be the best provider for their needs.

Related episodes in this series

Episode 24 – SEO for local businesses (Part 1) The Foundation

Episode 26 – SEO for local businesses (Part 3) Google Business Listing Advanced Recommendations

Episode 27 – SEO for local businesses (Part 4) Onsite Local Optimization Techniques

Episode 28 – SEO for local businesses (Part 5) Offsite Local Optimization Techniques


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