There has been an uptick in folks asking us about offers from companies to help claim Google listings. This is happening with unsolicited phone calls, offers in the mail and for the first time we have seen it included with domain renwal.
"Instead of paying $1000 per location verification, we will verify your business for $309.95 and we will give you your upcoming domain renewal for 3 years at no additional cost. " - Large Domain Renewal Service
Your friendly web developement team over at Herkimer has an even better promotion for you. You can claim your Google listing for FREE!! Here is how to save $1000 per location!
Google your company, you should see your company show up in the right hand listing on a Google Map. Go ahead and click “Own this business?” and follow the instructions to claim the business and make edits. If you have access to the listed phone number they can call you right away with an automated message and a verification code to enter. Once you have proven that you represent your company by going through the process the listing will be claimed and verified by you. It should take you 5 minutes or less – certainly not something to pay for.
We recommend that you use an email address associated with Google if you have it (gmail.com) and don’t ever forget which email address you used because you will not be able to retrieve it – you will have to go through a more difficult process to re-claim the listing, but still doable.
While you are logged in, add in your hours and any missing business information.
If you get in over your head, give us a call and we will be happy to help you walk through it.