The Google My Business listing platform is the best way to manage your listing and map location account all from this ONE convenient location. Getting a local business listed on Google My Business (GMB) and other online directories is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get a local business to start showing up for local search results on Google.
Let’s take a look at some facts:
•72% of consumers who perform a local search visit a store within 5 miles distance.
•50% of local searches lead to store visits within one day.
•78% of Local mobile searches result in an offline purchase.
•51% of smartphone users have discovered a new company or product when searching from their smartphone.
•More Google Searches takes place on mobile devices then on computers in 10 countries including US and Japan.
•Businesses with detailed and complete online Google My Business listings are twice as likely to be considered reputable by consumers.
Service companies that don’t have in store visitors can use GMB for a listing and choose the option that you do not have store hours.