If you’ve got a tow truck business, you want to make sure that your potential clients can find you if they do an online search, right? And Google is a big part of that. It can be a big deal if your business pops up at the top of the search results when people look for a towing business to help them out of whatever scrape they’re in. One thing you can do to help your business’s Google game is to set up your Google My Business page. We’ll go over how you can do that.
How to set up your towing business’s Google My Business page.
1. Go to Google My Business.
First of all, you need to go to Google My Business! Probably a good place to start, right? When you get to Google My Business, click the Sign In button. From there, you can either use your Google Account to sign in or you can go ahead and create an account.
If you’re creating an account, use your business’s domain name for the email. (You’re using the page for your business, so it’s easiest to set it up this way.) Then you just put in the name of your business.
2. Put in the address information.
You’ll also have to add the address/location for your tow truck business. (You may have to mark their location on a map.) Keep in mind that if you don’t have a physical location, you can also enter a service area that gives the area where your business works. And then you can click Next.
3. Decide if you want the business location to be on the Google My Business page.
If you have a physical location that’s open to your clients, you might decide to list that on your page. If you also want to include a service area to let people know where your business operates, you can add that as well.
If you don’t have a physical location where you serve customers, you can choose the option for “I deliver goods and services to my customer” and click Next. And then you enter the areas that your business serves, and click Next again.
Then you get to choose a business category!
4. Put in your business phone number and your website.
Then you get to enter your phone number and your website. It’s important that people can find and contact your business, right?
5. Choose when you want to verify the page.
And of course, you’ll have to verify the page. You can Verify Later if that’s what you want to do, or if you’re not the person who’s “in charge” of this sort of thing, you can choose Verify Later so you can fetch the appropriate person and continue to verify the page.
6. What to do if you get a “This listing has already been claimed” message.
So, what happens if you get a puzzling little page that reads “This listing has already been claimed”? Click on the Request Access button and then simply follow the instructions as you’re guided through the process.
You can also add your business through Google Maps. There are a few ways you can do this once you go to Google Maps:
- Use the search bar and enter your business’s address. To the left, you should see Business Profile. Then you click Add Your Business.
- You can right-click on the map, then choose Add Your Business.
- You can also look for the Menu in the upper left. There should be a three-line menu icon. Click on that. Then click Add Your Business.
Then you simply follow the instructions that it walks you through to add your business!
So, that’s what you do to claim your Google My Business page! It’s easy to do, and it can make a big difference to getting the word out there about your business. Towing is a tough industry to be in, but by doing some quick online set-up you can really get your marketing game going.
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