GoDaddy is one of the most popular small business web hosting and online marketing firms. According to the company, there are almost 30 million small merchants and entrepreneurs in the United States, making small business web hosting a valuable service. GoDaddy has over 17 million customers and hosts over 10 million websites, and they’ve now integrated with Google My Business (GMB) to make online marketing even easier. San Diego web design professionals at Saba SEO share the details of this integration and what this implies for businesses.
With the recent integration, the process of creating and verifying Google My Business profiles is now mostly automated. When you use GoDaddy’s GoCentral website builder, you can easily register for GMB. GoDaddy will upload your site’s business data to GMB, so you don’t have to enter all your information manually. GMB verification usually takes weeks, but with the GoDaddy integration it should only take a few days.
GMB integration is included with GoDaddy’s Online Store and Business Plus hosting plans. If you don’t have either of these plans, you can claim a GMB profile directly from Google for free. However, integrating the service with your website hosting will save you time and effort.
Most small businesses haven’t claimed and verified their GMB profiles, even though GMB is one of the best tools for increasing online visibility. Many entrepreneurs are unaware of GMB’s benefits or even that the tool exists at all. The integration with GoDaddy can help more small business owners take advantage of the tool.
GoDaddy will provide small businesses with reports on GMB traffic and actions, including profile views, site views, calls, and directions requests. During the beta test of the integration, the 1,500 participating businesses received 7,000 phone calls, 11,000 directions requests, and 1 million profile views.
GoDaddy will also offer stock photos if the business doesn’t have its own images. Including images in your GMB profile, even if they’re just stock photos, makes searchers more likely to consider visiting your business.
The recent integration of GoDaddy and Google My Business could have an impact on search engine optimization processes. To ensure your business attains and maintains top ranking across all search engines, turn to Saba SEO. We specialize in web design and development, SEO, and Google advertising. In San Diego and cities all over the world, businesses rely on our experts to boost their online ranking and conversion rates. To learn about our comprehensive digital marketing plans and packages, give us a call at 858-951-1717 today.