Get Your Handyman Business Listed in Google Places

Does your Handyman business show up in google search results when someone searches for “handyman in your city”? If not, you’re losing out on valuable business and letting the competition take over in your city. Get your name out there and make a brand for yourself. When people are trying to find something they turn to the internet now days and if you are not where they are searching you’re missing out.

Get your handyman business listed on google places

If you have not set up your local listing on google places then you need to do it immediately following reading this article. Here’s how to get started:

1. Set up a google account:

Go to http://google.com/places and click “sign up now”. If you already have an account just log in.

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2. Add a new listing

After signing up and logging in click “Add new listing” to begin adding your handyman business to google places.

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3. Fill out all the information for your listing

You will now need to fill out all the information for your handyman business. Fill out every detail because this will improve your chances of ranking high when someone searches for a handyman in your city. If you don’t have a website right now then click the check box for “I don’t have a website”. You can edit this later after you get a website for your handyman business which should be immediately. Enter a complete description and also a few categories (Handyman, Home Repair, etc.). Fill out all the other info and click next.

TOP SECRET TIP: For company/organization enter “your city” Handyman. For example: “Houston Handyman”, this will greatly increase your ranking. Do not do this now. I actually got my listing removed for this. Google want’s you to only put your business name in this spot. I since had to create a new listing.

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3. Submit your handyman listing

After completing the next page and filling everything out completely and adding photos, payment options, etc. click “submit” to get your listing submitted. It is important to have everything filled out as complete as possible as google seems to reward that with better ranking. You will then need to verify your listing. If you are lucky, google will let you verify by phone which is instant. Otherwise you will have to verify by mail which can take two weeks or so.

4. Receive calls

Now that you will be listed with google if someone searches for a handyman in your area you should show up and they can call you or visit your website for more information. Google gives detailed statistics on how many impressions and clicks your listing receives for the month. This is just one more effective and totally free method of advertising that you should be using for your handyman business.

Feel free to take a look at my google listing and see if there is anything you can learn/copy from it. To find my listing just type “corona handyman” in google. I should be the top listing in not only the maps but also the organic searches. Do what I have done and see if you get to the top.

Want to watch a video tutorial?

If you need a more in depth tutorial showing exactly how to set up a Google Places listing and how to make it rank higher in the search engines check out my Handyman Marketing Pro course. This is just one section I cover with video tutorials showing you everything you need to know about Google Places.

Comments

  1. Briana Blair says

    After a careful read I thought it was very enlightening. I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this piece together. I once again find myself spending way to much time both reading and commenting. But what ever, it was still worth it!

  2. Droidman says

    Not bad, I passed this on to a friend of mine, and he actually bought me lunch because I found this for him, so let me rephrase: Thanks for lunch.

  3. says

    Hmm. I see exactly what you mean. Hey, do you happen to have an RSS feed? I’m trying to subscribe so I can get updates. Let me know.

  4. luis biascochea says

    thank-you very much that post was very enlightening for me , I am going to start on that a.s.a.p. once again THANK-YOU ……!!!!!

  5. John Carroll says

    Hi Travis
    I have been running a Contractor Handy man business for several years now, I bought your price list a few years back and was very impressed.
    Then I put it to one side and forgot all about it, well today whilst cleaning my office, guess what I found.
    so today is the day I start to make a profit, Thanks again Travis.

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