List your business on Google for free – Google My Business
If you are frequent surfer or researcher looking for something on google you might have noticed the list of businesses being displayed in google differently from other search results. We call them Google My Business (or Google Local).
Sample Local Results : Searching for Garden Sheds in Melbourne gives you following result.
what’s Google My Business?
Google My Business is Google’s new Local directory designed to make life easier for local businesses. Over the years research show that people prefer to use Local business over global/national businesses. Also Google My Business puts your business info on Search, Maps and Google+ so that customers can find you, no matter what device they’re using. Google My Business helps you build a loyal fan base. Your customers can show their appreciation with ratings and reviews, use the +1 button to endorse your content and reshare your Google+ posts across the web.
How much does Google My Business cost?
Steps to Register for Google My Business
1. The “Get on Google” buttons ( see below) are most prominent, and you can use those rather than “Sign in” even if you already have a Google Account (one is required for Google My Business). Doing this will take you to Google Maps:
2. Are you a New business then see Arrow 2 where it allows you to quickly create a page or get to any existing Google+ pages you have for businesses already. Already established business ? then use option 1 to search and claim your business
3. Create New Page :
Once you got into the Google plus page, google guides you step by step instruction to complete your profile. Its easy to create your own Google page for Business from now on. But you need Search engine optimisation experts like eMarket Experts to optimize it to rank on Google.
Read more here : http://searchengineland.com/google-business-visual-tour-193764