Many home improvement searches start with an internet search. Most of those searches happen on Google. As the world’s leading search engine, Google can be a key business driver, making it easier for homeowner to find and connect with your business. Make sure you’re showing up for customers in your area by setting up and optimizing your Google Business Profile.
Creating a Google Business Profile
You can claim a free Google Business Profile at google.com/business by filling out a form with basic information about yourself and your company. You will also be sent a postcard to verify your physical address. Once setup is complete, you can manage what company information is displayed in Google searches and Google Maps.
What’s In Your Profile
Your Google Business Profile gives you control and insights into a wide range of information. Log in to your profile to access options such as editing your profile, reading reviews, adding photos, editing services, adding your business hours, website link, Q&A and more.
Optimizing Your Presence
Having an up-to-date Google Business Profile is important. Make sure you update your address, website, phone number, logo or other information that may change. Consider adding an annual or biannual audit to your calendar to make sure no important changes get missed.
Read & Respond to Reviews:
Once your account is verified, you can read and respond to the reviews people leave about your business. Regularly thanking positive reviews and addressing negative reviews can have a positive impact on future customers’ opinions about your business.
Let prospective customers know up front what services you do and don’t offer by maintaining an accurate list of services you provide.
Communicate with Potential Customers:
Google’s Business Profiles offer you several options to communicate with customers via your profile. Choose which features benefit your business and update your message, quote request, call and booking preferences as needed.
Hours of Operation:
When can customers contact your business? Do you have extended hours during the summer or limited hours in the winter? You can update your hours in your profile to set appropriate customer expectations.
Creating a strong online presence is an important step to attracting new customers. Once you’ve done that, Foundation Finance is here to help you close sales faster. We offer a wide range of tools and promotions that make home improvement financing a quick, easy and affordable option for people with a wide range of credit profiles. Learn more about our financing programs or enroll today!
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