How To Claim YOUR Business on Google AND Correct YOUR Citations
With a FREE Google site connection you complete one of the first steps needed for Google to treat you well . . . meaning a better position when people search for you, your product or service and your business.
Google searches for who you are throughout the internet. They include your “Google My Business” account as well as YouTube. Having the proper and accurate information about your business is of utmost importance. mAnd it is a great start. But there’s more . . . read on.
Google Reviews is but one of over 55 “citation” accounts that Google Reviews. These are also “citation” Platforms and they indicate who they see you are. Most of their information is inaccurate. It may be missing, messed with by other people or wrong for any number of other reasons.
Inaccurate information confuses Google. When Google is confused they assume those searching for you are also confused. That being the case your Google positions are not favored. That includes your website, YouTube account, your Google Reviews and other areas of interest to Google.
How To Claim YOUR Business on Google
Here’s the “How-To” to claim or check on your “Google My Business” account
FIRST: In the Google search bar, type: Google my business
(now hit your keyboard “enter” key)
NEXT: In the screen that appears click on “Verify your Business”
In the top right of the page that comes up – click on the green bar, top, far right. There’s no need to “sign-in”.
Fill in the Info: From there simply fill in the information required, apply for your “verification code” and watch for any additional information you can include.
Google will mail your “Verification code” which you must enter into your account via your computer.
PLUS: set up your FREE Google web-site.
A Few Tips and Reminders:
– Fill in ALL the information – A C C U R A T E L Y and
– Send for your “VERIFICATION CODE” and be sure the mailed code
comes directly to you, or to an employee who knows what it is.
– Apply your “verification” code as soon after it arrives as you can.
– Add some good photos, at least . . . monthly.
– Whatever other information you can add do it and do it frequently.
This will keep your account fresh and show Google you’re engaged.
Now . . . Google will like you and, what you’re doing, better and favor you more.
The next 2 steps:
1. Gather as many 5 star Google Reviews as possible.
2. In ALL of the other “citation” sites correct youor information.
Correct YOUR Citations
Talk to me . . . I’ll get a report to you showing the inaccuracies of your information and get that corrected for you. Or, you can go to 55 plus accounts, shown on this report, and correct each one yourself. Whichever you prefer.
Hope this helped,
Info@123The Big3.com, or
Today, in 2018-2019, and throughout the foreseeable future, this 5-Part Package is now and will continue to be . . .
The #1 Marketing Strategy, A 5-Part PACKAGE,for YOUR Local Business!
#1? . . . YES!! . . . Because it absolutely works!
Some of these parts may be more difficult than others for some folk . . . BUT . . . keep in mind that you can choose the ones you want to do yourself versus, those you can have done for you.
This Video is a brief introduction to THIS article.
Part 1 A Business FACEBOOK page – An Engaging FB page
The key here is Engagement. When you have your audience “working with” you your sales will grow dramatically. If no one is listening AND responding do you really have an audience? Not really.
An audience that engages with what you post will at the same time share your content with their audience. This is how you can grow your audience.
There is a certain skill to this. And, there are a number of moving parts. See our resource page for DFY sources we recommend.
Or, ask about the 7-Day makeover, that may still be available, FREE!
Your Website – Yes You Do Need One
Here again we need engagement. Include articles that your audience will interact with – enjoy – and engage. See the importance of Video below.
Don’t have a Website? In our economy today your potential clients expect you to have a web-page. Well . . . At the very least put together a free Google web-page. Something in this area will always be better than nuttin!
Google will do a FREE website – you put in the content, they will host it/publish it. It may not be the best but it is currently available.
Or, check-out Word Press as there are several FREE themes available. This is one of those. You will still need to purchase a hosting provider.
Part 3 Video – A Must on Your Website!
Google favors the websites with Video over those who do not have Video. The more the better. That is, the more videos you have on your website, the better.
A Realtor can always to an “Open House” video. Show what you have for sale. Shoot a video on your camera, add your description, publish it on YouTube and publish on your Newsletter. AND, place it on your webpage linking your video to an article. Your article needs to be no more than an embellishment of your video script. Link those to each other.
What do YOU have for sale? Or, what does your service look like? Tell your story on video. Have a look at this example of one man’s story. See what he went through to create his business.
What about a series of videos to teach your potential buyer about what you and your products or service provides. What’s the story behind them?
With just a bit of creativity you can, at the very least, get started. START! Then look to see how you can improve things. We’ll be glad to help in any way you see fit.
Part 4 Google Reviews – This the most important part of The #1 Marketing Strategy, A 5-Part PACKAGE,for YOUR Local Business
This should be listed FIRST! Why? Because we’re looking for new business! We’re looking to grow! We’re looking for potential customer, clients or patients . . . who . . . Do Not know that we even exist!
These people are searching for us on Google and other review platforms. They do not know where our Facebook or websites are.
Google Reviews are THE ESSENTIAL key to this whole Marketing Strategy Package.
According to YouGov,
78% of consumers in the US read reviews before making a purchase decision!
YouGov also found that 87% of consumers TRUST Online reviews as much as they TRUST friends and family’s referrals.
Online reviews are the new referrals system. YES, Personal Referrals are still exceptional. But online reviews are both easier to secure and they are also highly trusted . . . when done right!
TRUE STATEMENT: Online reviews are discovered by potential customers searching for your products and/or services. Your Facebook page and Website is not easily discovered . . . not until they know your name . . . not until they know who you are.
Once these folks find you they will THEN turn to your website and your Facebook page for verification and for more information. Now they know who you are!
They we’re referred to you by a good friend or by finding you service the “product” they want, or by finding you provide the service they want.
Hopefully, the picture is now a bit clearer.
We often hear website developers say: “Do not buy any other service until we get your website fully developed!”
Your Website is a breathing, living organism that is never fully completed.
It is YOUR referrals, your REVIEWS, that bring people to YOU, to Your Facebook page and . . . to Your website. Therefore START with a strong, aggressive strategy to out-perform your competition with excellent Reviews and significantly more reviews than they have. Your customers, if you treat them right, will do that for you.
Google Reviews are the staring point for your “5 Part Package” because this is the “feeder line” to and for the other parts of YOUR package Strategy!
Part 5 A “Google My Business” Account
You need to have this account filled out with as much information as it will handle. PLUS, the other 55, or more, review sites need to have the correct data about your business.
If you do not know how to claim your company, or correct your inaccurate information of what Google has about you review this article for help.
Also, ask us for our 55 Site Review Report. This will tell you how accurate your information is through some 55 review or citation sites. And, we will make this available to you FREE!
Our experience is that the majority of businesses have more than 50% of their information inaccurate throughout these 55 sites. When Google reviews that information they will not favor that business as well as a business with solid accurate information. Talk to us about this . . . it is important to your online presence.
With these strategies in place, in most cases, you will be the Go-To-Business in your discipline in your local. Your competition will be hard pressed to overtake or overcome your online presence.
Please feel free to contact us for further clarification – and – leave your comments below!
The practice of these 5 important keys, or strategies, that will greatly improve your online presence. THE #1 Marketing Strategy, A 5-PART PACKAGE, for YOUR Local Business!
Hope the above helps.
Online Reviews – Video – Facebook
The Importance of Google Reviews – They are A most critical area and are to be aggressively pursued.
The Importance of Online Reviews which are Trusted by most the same as a personal referral or testimony! Multiply them!
Is This The Third Unlimited? What is that? and, is this that? It is interesting so . . . read on or . . . see the Videos below.
For the shorter version, if you have not already seen this video . . . have a look.
For the complete story, via Video, scroll to the bottom of this article. Or read on for the full video script.
Giveaway Masters! Scott tells us the story of how it was born, how he brought it to life and how success can be repeated.
The following was written by Scott Powell:
My name is Brien Scott Powell I’m the son of Woodson Lea Powell and Christine Mckenzie Williamson.
I was adopted and I’m here to help . . .
I began my story 34 years ago . . . after my 3rd DWI, I was given the opportunity to spend two weeks in jail and 30 days in rehab.
At 22 my life needed a change even though I didn’t know it.
The single most important event in my life occurred on May 22nd, 1984.
I had been in rehab 4 days and had no idea what an alcoholic was . . . not me . . . I had been the captain of my high school football team . . . captain of the baseball and soccer teams . . . MVP in all three sports in my senior year of high school . . . me an alcoholic . . . not possible!
Then on to college. I was the captain of the Snow Skiing Teams at 2 Colleges . . . with a 3.0-grade point average.
After four days of fighting, mentally that is, I thought this last 24 days in rehab would be easier if I played along with these simpletons.
I went to group therapy . . . . said, “My name is Scott and I’m an alcoholic.” Time stopped . . . I felt an overwhelming sense of peace I had never experienced before . . . I felt God talking to me saying everything was going to be alright, if, you do everything these people tell you to do.
I had a vital spiritual experience and my life has been different from that moment until now.
Jump forward 34 years . . . still clean and sober and the single most important fact in my life every day.
I’ve been a salesman all my working life.
First experience in selling was with an MLM company!
Growing up in Banner Elk NC I had no idea what a pyramid was . . . so I had no obstacles to overcome . . .
The key was . . . I WAS TEACHABLE!
The Power of “62” in Scott’s life
I listened to the folks in my up-line . . . now at 24 years old, I had never sold anything . . . did what I was told . . . too stupid not to . . . now I had been reading Think and Grow Rich every day for 60 days . . . reading and listening to audio tapes . . . I felt it was preparing my mind.
My results? Ok . . . in 62 days I sold 162k worth of water filters and my first two commission checks totaled $62,000 and the company, NSA, that year was the 62nd fastest privately owned company in the great ole USA!
Being TEACHABLE pays off! And 62 became a special number.
Ok, let’s jump ahead again.
At age 52 I decided to go into the wonderful world of Internet Marketing . . .
Here’s a bit of the Back Story . . . can’t make this up . . . In AA . . . Bill Wilson was really a drunks drunk, hopeless . . . he was not interested in AA being what it is today . . . Bill wanted to make MONEY!!!!!!!!! LOL
When Alcoholics Anonymous started in 1935 . . . the co-founder was Dr. Bob Smith a surgeon in Akron Ohio, known as Dr. Bob.
Bill was a stock-broker and Co-Founder along with Dr. Bob.
They thought they could start a business where Bill was the sales guy and Dr. Bob, the Medical Director was to create a chain of treatment centers.
Yes, Bill Wilson wanted to start a business, not a Movement!
So when the greed kicked in he sent a list of 61 rules to all the small groups.
He had to organize this thing. He was THINKING this was about him controlling it.
He only got back one response . . .
AA’s Rule 62 “Don’t take yourself too damn seriously.”
God had bigger plans for the 12 Step Movement than ole Bill Wilson!
So when I was a Drug Abuse Counselor for a year and a half . . . working with kids. I was a bit unconventional. Never been what one would call . . . normal!
So my therapy technique focused on Groucho Marx glasses.
I called them my Rule 62 Glasses. Hey . . . Why not?
When the troubled kids came in my office I had them put the Rule 62 glasses on and tell their problems to a mirror!
Ya know . . . it worked every time!!??!!
It changed their state i.e. Tony Robbins
Just like all the 62’s in my first attempt at selling . . . kinda cool huh???
62 is one of my cool numbers . . . 12 is another.
Ok so then I got into IM . . . Internet Marketing.
I was eager . . . ready . . . hungry!
So I figured the best way was this teachable thingy . . . in the previous 28 to 30 years I made a great living selling . . . I love helping people by giving them solutions to their problems.
That’s what selling is to me . . . solving people’s problems.
So Internet Marketing . . . I get in . . . I’m excited and started buying what I needed . . . But, I had TWO problems . . . Painfully low in any techy stuff . . . and . . . part-time!
WOWZA I had a problem . . . I couldn’t do everything I needed to DO. I couldn’t even understand the instructions. Who can?
No way I could work full time and come home and be a product creator . . . an email setter upper . . . a salesman . . . and everything else!
I just couldn’t do it, I didn’t understand how to make it happen . . . Do You?
Over a period of 4 years of trying . . . and spending over $32,000 I could not make this thing work! Have You?
And I am not the tallest, best looking, smartest fella you will ever meet……but one thing I do have . . . no quitting sense. I’ve got no quit in me . . . I just don’t know how to quit!
But I kept remembering Think and Grow Rich . . . ask for help . . . IMAGINE!
So I looked at the problem like a mathematical equation . . . two pieces . . . one result!
Too stupid not to try what Napoleon Hill said:
1. Unlimited Traffic
2. Unlimited Products
3. How to link the two Unlimiteds?????
Well, when Al Gore created the internet folks figured they could sell there!
The internet folks decided to go the HOW-TO route!
GiveAway Masters: The Story of its Creation
The internet marketers would sell folks The Manual and. . . tell them how-to-do-things that would make them money!
Problem . . . The Manual idea did not bring great results!
Over time the HOW-TO method resulted in 92% of the folks . . . part-time and low tech . . . making less than a $1,000 a month.
My question was: Is that good enough?
I said NO! No those two unlimited, Unlimited Traffic and Unlimited Products were not enough . . . there HAD TO BE A BETTER WAY! And I was determined to find it!
So Think and Grow Rich says . . . IMAGINE you are getting help!
So every day I sat and IMAGINED! I imagined that I was talking to Albert Einstein . . . we will find a better way!
So, the very next day I took some quiet time to talk to Al . . . told him this problem and the possibility if something else was put in that third spot.
I was sleeping one night . . . about two weeks later . . . I had this strange dream . . . I saw some kind of mechanical gears . . . it was dark, I could hardly see in the darkness . . . but the darkness was kind of surrounded by a very dim light . . .
Then one of the gears shifted and the motor seemed to switch on . . . the whole motor kind of struggled and started moving . . .
Then the light got brighter and I could hear this whirring sound . . . and I saw writing on a piece of paper beside the engine . . . the third unlimited that I was looking for . . . the words . . . “working with”.
I understand 100% how you might take this . . . yes, even you. If it didn’t happen to me, and I read what you just heard, I would think this person is a nut-case or a liar or he’s completely lost his mind.
I can’t offer you anything more than the truth . . . my experience. This happened and has been THE force driving me to overcome almost unbearable obstacles to be where we are at today.
So what happened next? . . . after I decided I was sane . . . I started applying what this “WORKING WITH” thing could mean. I had no idea but figured the way it was going . . . what did I have to lose?
Part-time and low tech . . . WAS NEVER GOING TO WORK! Except for those sellers selling their hopes to dopes.
But IF . . . with the two Unlimiteds: Non-techie and part-time . . . a strategy of EPIC failure . . . a 92% FAILURE rate . . . what about that Third Unlimited . . . the “WORKING WITH” idea. How would that work?
What the bright Shiny Object creators and sellers do not have . . . and I might be a bit harsh here . . . I’m going to call a spade a spade . . . but this is my message back to those who ridiculed me, laughed at me and kicked me out of their groups . . . and those who ripped me off.
The bright Shiny Object creators and sellers have NO KAHUNAS (could use another word for dramatic effect – starts with a B but we’ll pass on that) those people have no TRUE PASSIONATE BELIEF in what they’re creating and selling . . .
Why? Because they’re not willing to put one microscopic cell of their own cotton picking skin into the game.
They’re willing to sell people and then they’re left to fend for themselves.
I’ve just got 3 words to this unethical kahuna less terds……..’BYE, BYE and BYE.”
Maybe 4 more words if I might, and then I am DONE with them, and moving forward to the work I was destined to do . . . to help people.
Those 4 words? . . . “I TOLD YOU SO!”
OK, so I went on and spent close to the next 4 years sharing my idea . . . I got laughed at, ridiculed, ripped off . . . experienced rejection I would not wish on anyone, even me. I wanted to quit 100 times . . . did . . . but then when I laid down at night I could hear that darn whirring sound again.
I tried coaching . . . got ripped off from the most despicable person I have met in IM . . . a true and complete and utter scum bag gutter rat . . . and am I bitter . . . no . . . one day the way he treats people, it’s gonna catch up to him.
I got into groups of people wanting to make money online . . . shared my “WORKING WITH” idea . . . seemed to make more and more sense to me!
NO . . . they Laughed . . . moderators and owners of FB groups asked me to leave or just kicked me out.
I even came up with a name for the strategy. I called it . . . NFOP . . . Newbie Failing Online Paradigm. 92% of those who enter IM will make 1k a month or less. And those bright Shiny Object sellers . . . they know that. Most, if not all, have a serious . . . serious . . . issues with their ethics.
Failure after failure . . . I’ve read a lot about success . . . seems every success is built on failure after failure.
But there’s one common ingredient of those who succeed . . . As Churchill said: Never, Never, NEVER, GIVE UP!
3 major breaks did come my way . . . and I can’t share this with enough sincerity . . . before I share those let me say with all sincerity,
You are to never give up . . . Things eventually will bend in your favor.
And . . . You just have to decide!
Decide that you’re willing to go to any length to see your Vision to reality.
One thing my momma taught me through my Grandfather . . .
John T. Mckenzie. I called him Daddy John.
Daddy John taught me early on things that only benefitted me . . .
because I applied them…..
He told me to remember 3 things ALWAYS
1. If it ain’t right don’t do it
2. If it ain’t yours don’t take it
3. It ain’t true don’t say it
My First Break:
Finding a Google Review System which is a jewel of epic proportions . . . Google is really our best friend . . . they’re doing everything they can to encourage folks to leave reviews. 3rd party Documentation everywhere!
One thing I learned about selling and Paradigm Shifting . . . was to catch a trend at the right time and HOLD ON!
Online Reviews are a TREND there’s not just a fad . . . more and more folks . . . like millennials use them when deciding who to do business with. Today online reviews are the same as yesterday’s personal referrals.
Google will reward your business with better rankings when you have consistent Google Reviews. We found an automated system that will help your business . . . or ANY BUSINESS . . . get a consistent flow of 4 and 5 Star Reviews! Now, this can be H U G E for You!
My 2nd Break
Social Agency Pro is the single most brilliant business model ever created.
These wonderful people showed me the business model that made everything fall into place.
They got a bunch of people to give them a little money so they could to be their lead generators. They give away their service FREE for a week . . . THEY DO THEIR SERVICE FOR YOU . . . and then they both make money together when the deal closes. They “worked with” their people!
The Google Review Service I found is even better . . . more reach, a simpler onboarding process . . . and . . .
GOOGLE helps business people know that they need it.
This is FREE for A full 30 days to help the business owner see and get RESULTS.
Then ask for a small monthly fee to keep the results coming.
I owe an eternal debt of gratitude to the ladies of Social Agency Pro and will never forget their vital contribution.
My 3rd Break
– Sharing my idea with Kenny Cannon.
This is a man I have the utmost respect for. A little secret . . . please just between us. First time I heard this guy . . . Best Salesman I ever heard . . . and I’ve heard them all.
He has this combination of being brash and sincere at the same time that is just amazing!
I knew I needed the right person to help me share GiveAway Masters with the world. I shared idea after idea with this man for 4 years and he said NO every single time.
Until I shared the combination of Google Reviews and Done For You or “with you”. He shared on video what he said, about the moment I shared my idea with him. Possibly the greatest compliment I have ever received and for that, I will be eternally grateful.
So . . . You can see what having a “no quitting mind-set” WILL get you! I got a Partnership with The Greatest Salesman in The World!
And . . . you can take that to the Bank . . . literally! YOU CAN!
NOW . . . now, we are unleashing GiveAway Masters to the world!
We’ve added Jeff Robinson (another World-Class guy) to handle our Fulfillment and help Kenny train our GiveAway Masters’ members.
Now, “The Rest of The Story” . . .
We’re about to disrupt the pricing structure of the Digital Services Industry AND Transform the IM industry . . . where people like me can succeed . . . you know . . . low tech and part-time (but think what you could do full-time!!!).
We will offer every digital service the local business owner needs, to our Members, at wholesale prices.
Then, our Members will offer those services at below present pricing. Everyone Wins!
Doubt us? We are building an Army NOW!
Let me add a few brief last things as I end my story . . .
First is about BELIEF . . . most folks have it backward. . . they think it sees then believe . . . doesn’t work that way. If you are listening to this and you don’t want to join us . . . maybe this is something that might benefit you anyway.
BELIEVE first and work every day to turn that into an unshakeable belief . . . to succeed, bringing your Vision into Reality . . . you’re gonna need a level of BELIEF that you’re not capable of right now. You’re going to be required to forge that BELIEF as solid as the universes strongest element . . . after that . . . piece of cake. Doing that is why few DO!
Last Thing! Here’s a formula for Happiness that works for me. Why?
If one is Happy . . . no matter what . . . it makes NEVER giving-up a ton easier.
Ok the formula: 3 questions asked every night before you lay your head down for a peaceful night of rest and . . . One simple suggestion. My Formula for Ridiculous Happiness . . . try it, it works for me, might work for you.
1. Today did I LIVE?
Live in 24-hour segments . . . GIVE ALL YOU GOT EVERY DAY . . . you might not get another day . . . make this one count.
2. Today did I LOVE?
Money does not matter . . . Things do not matter . . . God’s other kid’s matter. Today tell the people you love . . . how much!
You and they might not be here another day.
3. Today did I Matter?
The answer is simple here . . . DO 1 and 2 above. The answer to 3 . . . is then on autopilot!
Last thing, One suggestion on how to treat God’s other kids . . . IMAGINE how God would want you to treat them. And treat every person you meet this day . . . as your only day. Yes, as if it were the last time you will ever see them.
There you have it folks, the birth of GiveAway Masters
Thank You for your interest in this no-frills, non-techy business opportunity as an affiliate.
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If you have questions . . . or want more information you can reach me by email at: JoeVout@gmail.com
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Below is a view of the above story in a very interesting Video Presentation:
GiveAway Masters: The Story of its Creation
Interested? If so, send me an email so we can talk. JoeVout@gmail.com