How can you support your local businesses without spending a cent?
Did you know you can help support your favourite local businesses without actually spending any money?
Think about what local businesses you use regularly.
- Have you had a fabulous meal at a local restaurant?
- Has a shop assistant gone out of their way to help you?
- Maybe you’ve bought a locally produced product and you absolutely love it.
Why not take a few moments and leave them a Google review?
What is a Google review?
It’s a quick and easy way to support local businesses without spending extra cash.
Many businesses will have a Google Business Profile (formally known as Google My Business). It’s a free listing on Google where businesses can list all their information, including:
- Contact details including a website
- Info about their products and/or services.
It’s also a way for customers to leave feedback that is open for anyone to read.
How does it work?
The more reviews a business has, (good and bad) the more the Google bots will find it a reliable profile. This means they are more likely to be ranked higher on search engine results pages (SERPs).
The higher a business is on those SERPs, the more likely people will find them.
So in other words, leaving a review on a local business’s Google profile will help other people find them and hopefully increase their customer base.
Improving a business’s visibility online as well as helping local people find awesome local businesses for all their purchasing needs. Think of all the good karma you’re creating!
How to leave a Google review
If you want to leave a review but not sure what to do, never fear! Google explains how to leave a Google review.
If you’re a local business and want to get in on this googly goodness, Google is here for you too. Find out how to set up your Business Profile on Google and follow their simple steps.
Or if you need more practical help, contact me and I can help you to pimp your profile and get those google juices flowing your way.
So, which businesses are you going to leave a review for?