As always, optimizing your Google Business Profile both accurately and often ensures that your local business shows up across Google in both Maps and Search. That being said, the features that contribute to your visibility are ever-changing.
Example: Offer posts on your Google Business Profile are now more visible.
Here’s how to utilize this feature to improve the online visibility of your small business:
An offer post highlights a freebie or discount that your business wishes to advertise. By highlighting the deal, you’re making it easier for potential customers to take an action. Offering discounts is a quick, easy, and effective way to entice new customers to choose your business over a competitor in your industry.
Offers can be created and found underneath Google Posts. Underneath this section, you can find various types of posts such as general updates, events, and offers. When clicking on the posts portion of your Google Business Profile and selecting “Add Offer,” you will then be met with three required details (offer title, start date, and end date) as well as a few optional details (photos, description, terms & conditions, and links).
Our recommendation: Optimize as many details as you can.
Photos often draw customers in, a description provides more insight into what your offer entails, and links are a great way to ensure an action gets taken.
Everyone loves a discount or a deal. As a small business owner, you likely are already advertising monthly or continuous specials in your physical location and on your website. Why not increase your visibility by turning these into Google offer updates, too?
Here are a few things you could highlight in a Google offer post:
1. Free Consultation
2. First-Time Guest Discount
3. Loyalty Program (Points Redemption)
4. Product Deals (Buy One, Get One 50% Off)
5. Refer A Friend Discount
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