Whether you have a local business or not, now is the time to claim and verify your Google My Business (GMB) listing. Mobile device users search for local businesses more than any other demographic. 88% of people use their mobile devices to search the web, interested in finding local business information and services that they need immediately. Claiming your GMB will ensure that people can find you easier when searching for nearby locations/services near them. There are two types of businesses that can create a GMB listing: brick-and-mortar stores or service providers.
There are many ways to make your GMB listing more engaging. Ensure all relevant information is included so users can learn about the company beyond location alone- this includes hours of operations, descriptions detailing their industry expertise, and any specialties within different service areas, etc. Read this infographic by HostPapa to know how to attract new customers with Google my Business.