Why Your Company Should be on Google Local Business

September 30, 2013    Reading Time: < 1 Minute

When a new business owner asks us about steps they should take online, our first recommendation is listing their business with Google Local Business

Along with a website, a Google Places listing provides great visibility within local and regular search results (not to mention it’s free).

For instance, if you search “Graticle Design” on Google, the majority of real estate on the page will be dedicated to our Google Business listing. You’ll notice our logo, a map of our location, contact information, and even our hours of operation.

Graticle Design on Google Search Results

This is the next best thing to having a website.

Here are a few of the abilities and benefits that come with a Google Business account:

+ Adding a description of your business
+ Adding photos of your business, products, or services
+ Allowing customers to easily get directions to your business
+ Listing your contact information and hours of operation
+ Ability for customers to review your business
+ Statistics on how many people have viewed your Google Place listing

If you’d like us to setup your Google Local Business account give us a call at (360) 450-3711. Otherwise, you can get started here: www.google.com/local/add/businessCenter

Last updated on June 11, 2019. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

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Graticle designed the website for the company that I work for, and it turned out so amazing! Shawn was extremely understanding and helpful, walked me through problems (on my end, not his), provided solutions, and was always available to me if I had any questions. The whole process was very straightforward from wireframing to designing to WordPress. Shawn also recorded training videos to help me (and other associates) understand how to control nearly every aspect of our site from within the dashboard. Our website is now controlled in-house, and we have a beautiful mobile-friendly website that is already seeing more traffic!

Graticle is a great company, and more importantly, Shawn is a great guy! I would recommend Graticle to anyone considering website or design services!!!

Jeff Dean

Marketing Associate

A Nationwide (USA) Public Refrigerated Warehousing Company

Portland, Oregon

Our web site update was just completed by Graticle Design and they did a terrific job. Our engineering company provides a unique service and Shawn captured the essence of our company. The way the site is set up I can add and modify the content at will, easily keeping the projects and offerings up to date myself. The tutorial he included is a great finish touch. Great job!

David Browning

Owner

Altman Browning and Co.

www.AltmanBrowning.com

Portland, Oregon