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Google My Business Profile

How to claim your Google My Business Profile

In a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to controlling your presence on google.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Maps.
  2. In the search bar, enter the business name.
  3. Click the business name and choose the correct one. You may need to enter a city if it’s a common name.
  4. Click Claim this business or Manage now.
  5. You’ll be directed through a series of steps in order to claim the listing.
    • If you work from home it will ask you if you want your address shown or if you just want to use a service area.
    • If you choose the service area, you’ll still be required to provide your business mailing address so that Google can send you a postcard to verify that you are a legitimate business.
  6. Select a verification option, and follow the on-screen steps.
  7. Most times Google will send you a postcard to your mailing address within 5 days. Follow the steps on the postcard to claim your listing and begin updating the information.
  8. You can also go directly to Google My Business and click “Manage” to claim your listing.

”Is it really important to update your WordPress website?”

The answer is “Yes” you should. Unlike other software and antivirus programs, you should regularly update your WordPress website. If a new release of WordPress is out, we recommend that you upgrade. These new releases often include new and improved features and fixes.

UpdateWordPress accounts for nearly 25% of all content management systems on the internet whichs makes it an enticing target for hackers. Website security is improved substantially by updating to the current version of WordPress, and updating WordPress plugins, potentially saving your site from hackers and malicious code attacks. Sometimes, it even affects your page ranking position with Google Search results. Updating WordPress Plugins is also very much important, it should be done as parallel to updating WordPress.

There’s a lot of reasons people end up neglecting this website maintenance, but it still needs to be done. If not by the site owners themselves, by someone in their organization, or by someone hired to do this task on a regular basis.

Maintenance is an ongoing investment in your website.

Ongoing updates are done in three separate ways:

  1. Clients are responsible for all updates, as well as any issues that they cause, for themselves.
  2. We will do updates and fix issues on a case-by-case basis and charge for the time taken.
  3. We offer a service plan at a fixed monthly cost that allows us to spend the time to update check and backup each site that we have.

Whatever your business chooses to do when it comes to updating plugins, the important thing to do is have a plan. Figure out who is going to do those updates, and stay accountable to that plan. It’s not something that’s optional. It’s part of being responsible to your business.

Please let us know if you would like to have us be part of your plan.  Contact us today!

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