Part of the Local SEO Services for business listings at LocalSplash requires our direct access to your Google My Business location. LocalSplash uses this access in multiple ways to effectively manage and optimize your local listing as well as provide enhanced tools along with reporting in the Local Splash Dashboard. The below steps walk through the process to provide LocalSplash this access. This is process is completely safe to perform and will allow our systems to attach to Google securely. Should you be unable to perform any of the steps below, please let us know and we’ll escalate a support request to retrieve access to your listing.

1) Navigate to: business.google.com.

2) Log with your Google account that has verified control of Google My Business listing

3) Select the Name of your business listing in the list of Locations.

4) Click on the “Users” menu on the left hand side

5) On the top right, click the icon to “Invite new users or manager”

6) Enter the number: 5525546200 and select choose “Local Splash Listings”

7) Select the Role of “Manager”

8) Click the “INVITE” button

Posting through Google My Business lets you publish your services, specials and announcements directly to Google Search and Maps. It can increase traffic, rankings, and help you interact with potential clients.

Below are examples of posts you can create on your Google My Business page.

1) Call us today to learn more about our affordable pricing and expert services!

2) We’re a local trusted company, call now to take advantage of our free estimates! Quick, easy, affordable services.

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Google Pigeon Update Local SEO Last week the online search world experienced an earthquake. The earth didn’t actually move, but our search results experienced a significant “shake” when Google released what has been dubbed the “Pigeon” update.  For local businesses, this update has been extremely positive, displaying business listings in a huge percentage of its queries. We have discovered that small businesses, locally searched, may actually see a big gain as a result of the Pigeon update. Let me explain some of our findings. Initially, many who reviewed results after the update concluded that local Map Packs were significantly reduced in Google search results. The initial data that MOZ released suggested a grim picture with a huge reduction in Map Packs. However, upon further inspection, the queries performed lacked user location.  For years Google has detected user’s physical location and used that information to deliver unique search results. Now it appears that setting location is necessary to return the most relevant local results. Continue reading