In the digital age, everyone is a more savvy consumer. You recognize junk mail (your server does it for you too) and telemarketers from a mile away. However, when someone strikes the right nerve — say, by mentioning your business — it may pique your interest. If you’re a business owner, you’ve almost certainly received an automated call about your Google account or your Google My Business page. Your first instinct may be to ignore the call, but you also don’t want to miss a chance to help your business grow. What if it’s something obvious you don’t know about?
These Automated Calls Are Typically Sales Ploys
The automated calls that you receive usually come from your “Google specialist” or your “local search specialist.” These cold calls most often want you to sign up for some sort of subscription service or get you on the phone for a conversation about your Google ranking. You should know that these calls will likely try to sell you something, but they may also point to something you didn’t realize about your business.
For instance, have you claimed your local Google listing? Are you in control of your page so that you can update information about your hours and location as needed? If not, you will want to look into changing that.
It’s Important for Your to Claim and Manage Your Business Listings
Since there are a variety of websites and apps that people can use to find your business, you have to maintain control over a variety of listings. If you make an update to information on your website, those changes typically won’t be catalogued by sites like Google or Yahoo! for some time — if at all. You don’t want your website’s rankings to suffer because the information on your website doesn’t match what Google has.
MDPM Consulting Can Help You Claim and Manage Your Pages
We want you to be in control of your online business management, and those responsibilities extend well outside managing your own website. If you’re unsure whether or not you have claimed your business page, or whether or not your local listings are accurate, call MDPM Consulting and we can help you sort it out. We also offer services to help you manage your online reputation, manage social media channels, and produce custom content for your website. To learn about our full suite of services, contact MDPM Consulting in Dallas, TX at 972-781-8861.