GMB is a free tool that allows you to manage how your business appears on Google Search and on Google Maps, which makes claiming and optimizing your Google My Business listing an important part of any local SEO strategy. But, where do you start?
After all, one in two people searching for products or services near them are about to make a purchasing decision. So, it’s critical that your business listing is accurate, trustworthy and optimized.
Now, there are already a lot of ‘Ultimate Guides’ and tutorials for getting started with Google My Business. But, we wanted to give you a single point of reference for the best, most up-to-date guides, tools and tutorials we could find on the subject.
Below you’ll find an extensive list of resources that include everything from editing and optimizing your listing to monitoring customer reviews, learning where and how people are searching for you, to how you can get more Google Reviews.
Optimizing Your Google My Business Listing
Ultimate Guide To Google My Business: Optimizing Your Company’s GMB Profile by Melissa Garner (CallRail)
The Ultimate Google My Business Optimization Checklist by Eric Shanfelt (Local Marketing Institute)
Best Ways to Use Google My Business for Multiple Locations by Will Daniel (Markitors)
Help: Someone Else Claimed My Business on Google Maps by Terry Parker (Chron)
Monitoring & Responding to Google Reviews
How to Write a Google Review Without a Gmail Account by The Signpost Team (Signpost)
Get More Google Reviews With These 16 Tried & True Tactics by Kristen McCormick (WordStream)
How to Remove Google Reviews: 5 Steps for Removing Bad Reviews by Macy Storm (WebFX)
How to Delete Google Reviews (& What to Do If You Can’t) by Clint Fontanella (Hubspot)