Google is now give strong marks to correctly formatted Google local listing entries. It’s free and takes less than 15 minutes. Of course we are always available if you should have any questions.
“70% of US household now use the Internet as an information source when shopping locally for products and services” (Kelsey Group)
Your first step is setup your your Google Local account with your basic information.
However, it’s important to follow the 5 key points:
1: Make certain to fill out all the basic information, address, web site, email hours of operation, etc.
2: Create a well written description that uses key words a potential customer would use when searching for your company.
3: Fill out all five categories, this will increase your chances of top ranking.
4: Include at least 5 photos and ideally a video is you have one.
5: This is the MOST important one. Encourage your customers to write reviews. Do not create fake reviews. Ideally you want one new review a month. This will catapult your rankings to the top.