5-minute fix: Claim your business online
Show potential customers everything you have to offer — get started now!
Today’s consumers are busy: often a quick internet search is all we have time for to help us decide where to go shop, grab lunch, or enjoy some drinks. When you claim your business online, you’re giving your potential customers all the information they need to choose you.
Why should I claim my business listing?
It’s a great way to boost your online presence. You’ll improve your search visibility, and means you can share up-to-date business information that your customers can trust.
Online business listings are essential for:
- Cafes and bars
- Real estate offices
- Law firms
- Home improvement services
- Professional services
Where should I claim my business listing?
Google and Yelp are the most important places to claim your listing online. Consumers are increasingly using Facebook to find and learn about local businesses, so you should also consider establishing a Facebook Page.
When you claim your business listing, it’s your opportunity to show potential customers everything you have to offer. Make sure you fill out all the information people need to make them want to come visit you.
You should include your:
- Phone number
- Opening hours
- Menu, if applicable
- Social media channels
When you claim your listing, you give your customers the chance to review you. Online reviews are incredibly important to the success of your business: in 2017, 97% of consumers read online reviews for local businesses, and 85% of consumers trust online reviews as much as personal recommendations.
By claiming your business listing on Yelp and Google and establishing a Facebook Page, you can monitor reviews and publicly (or privately) respond to customer complaints and queries. To learn more about the power of online reviews, read our previous blog.
How do I claim my business online?
The process is quick and simple. If you’re ready to begin, you can use the handy links below to get started.
Claim my business on Google
Claim my business on Yelp
Set up my Facebook Page