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Claiming Your Google+ Local Page

Last updated 5 years ago

There are many ways of enhancing the web presence for your business, but one that should be a MUST for the new year is claiming you Google+ Local page. You want to have an optimized Google+ Local Page, this will be very important to achieving a better web presence for your business.

Google + local page will be tied to you Google maps listing. Your Google+ local page will have similar features as the Google maps listing with some new features as well.  Some of the features include your basic business information, photos and videos, reviews from your customers, and more, so it’s one of the top places consumers may see when they search for your business online.

You want to have your page 100% complete and make sure that it is owner verified. Owner-verifying your page is the first step in establishing that all the information listed on your page is current and valid. Next, populate your page with keyword-rich business information, content, and photos, to allow consumers to get an insight into your business. It will be very important to focus on asking current happy customers to leave you a review on your Google+ Local page so you can leave a lasting impression with consumers who visit your page.

If you are having a problem verifying your business’ Google+ Local page, there is help! Google is now providing a phone support for verification issues. You can actually now speak to a Google staff member located in the U.S. and get the support you need to help you verify your page.

 There are few steps to take if you need this help. To initiate a call, go to Google Places for Business “I am having problem verifying my listing”. You will be asked to select and option of the verification method you have tried. Select the option “I tried PIN verification for a single listing” and indicate that you asked for a postcard and have waited 15 days. At the bottom of the form you will click a link to Call Us or complete the following form. Once you click the call us link it will take you to a page that asks for your name where you can be contacted. You should then receive a call within a few minutes.

 If you would like some guidance on how to complete your listing, Download our free ebook to walk you through the process of claiming and optimizing your Google+ Local page.

For more information on how you can optimize your web presence, contact TeamBishop today! We specialize in helping local businesses create a robust web presence through social media and quality content


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