Did you know you can appear on google’s search engine even if you don’t have a website? And if you have a lawn care website, here is a tip that you really need to take advantage of. The best part about all of this, is that it’s FREE. It’s amazing what you can learn when you read the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
Google has a section on their search engine called the ‘Local Business Center.’ Do a quick search on google to find it.
Within that section you can add your business to their list and what that will do is bring your business listing to the top of the search engine result page where the map appears.
One of our forum members had added his lawn care business to this FREE listing and here is what he said “I just wanted to let you guys know i’m #3 on the first page of google and this is the third day after I filled out the information.” Isn’t that fantastic?
Another forum member tried this and wrote “Hey everyone I just wanted to let everyone know that I logged onto the google local business center and put in all my info and it has been fantastic. I put in all the services I provide and almost everyone comes up first when you search for the service and my area.
I have only been on one week and received three calls for big jobs.
I think everyone should try it.”
Here is a screen shot of how you appear in the search engine results.
Now you might be wondering how do you add your information to this site? Here are some directions a forum member shared with us.
- Go to google’s main page and click MAPS at the top.
- Next on the left hand side you will see put your business on Google maps. Click
- Then create a new account.
- Remember to put as many keywords as possible to promote yourself.
- It should do the same for you as it has done for me.
This screen shot should give you an idea of what you should see when you follow these steps.
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