Have you ever searched for a particular type of restaurant in your community? Most of the time, if you are going to do this online you will type in a term like ‘Chinese restaurants in Atlanta’.
Most search engines have taken the next step for you and created a listing of Chinese restaurant names within the city, and a map denoting their location.
These listings will typically contain the business name, their phone number, address, and in some cases even a rating from consumers who have previously purchased from or used the services of that business.
For a local business having an updated data profile is critical to ensure that search engines give the right information to your potential clients who are at that moment searching for a local business in your niche to contact and perhaps do business with.
Information that is incomplete, wrong, or worse, not available, on your business will mean a lost opportunity. This will be another reason for a consumer to pass you by straight to your competitor that provides a complete online listing of their business.
When you claim, update, and verify your business listing profile with these , your business will come up even higher in the search results for these listings.
It is a good idea to double check periodically when you move or change your business information, since that means you are updating your information for online searchers too.
Business data profiles are even more important for your mobile customers. More and more individuals are using the internet and apps on their cell phones to find local businesses while they are already out and about ready to buy.
Each phone carrier offers various apps for their users, but regardless of what they are using your business should appear when a search is conducted… and all your information should be correct.
For instance the Yellow Book app allows users to select a type of business they are looking for as well as their zip code. Your store or business should definitely be amongst the results of apps such as these.
From your accurate business data profile, your viewers will be able to check out your website, call your store or shop, or find your address to come visit you in person. Some apps even come with maps so that they can find your business with ease.
This is perhaps one of the best, free ways that you can turn a quick internet search into a new client and revenues for your granite business.