Use this guide to set up your business listing on Google. As you perform more work on LawnZap, your work and your reviews will feed your listing and quickly place you at the top of results nearby.
Navigate to https://www.google.com/business/
Enter the name of your business and then click next
Enter "Lawn Care Service" and then click next
Select "No" to ensure your address isn't published - you're not a store!
Enter ALL the city or town names in your service area. Every city you enter is a city in which you can expect to show up in the results. So take the time to be thorough.
Type in your business phone number. Then, paste the link to your free LawnZap website in the second field, where it says "current website URL".
Choose Yes or No here. Choosing No will keep your inbox free of clutter - we're already on top of best practices to dominate search for you.
Click finish to go to your new Google My Business dashboard
Enter your mailing address where you can receive your confirmation postcard. This has to be a real location where you can expect to receive your postcard, it won't ever be published or made public.
Choose Postcard By Mail by entering your first and last name and clicking "Mail"
You're almost verified - just make sure to watch your mail and be sure to catch the plain white envelope that comes from Google addressed to the contact name at the address you provided. It will contain the secret pin that will complete your verification and turn your listing on for search near you.
Finish setting up your business by continuing to add your services. Add all the services you offer to customers to ensure you're appearing in as many searches as possible and aren't getting traffic that isn't relevant to your business.
Add business hours if you keep them, you can leave this blank and skip it without penalty.
You can turn on or off messaging, we recommend turning it off so customers are directed to use your website. This will automatically put them in your marketing funnel for email or text marketing and more.
Put a brief description for your business here. If you're having a hard time coming up with one - just start with the facts e.g. how many year's experience you have. You'll convert better if you mention that customers can book services or get a quote 24/7 from your website.
Make it rain with photos! Once this is all set up we'll be piping over your completed job photos regularly too - keeping this feed current and demonstrating to Google and potential customers that you're top of the game.
You can skip or claim your $100 free advertising credit - it won't go anywhere so save it for spring when the most customers are looking for your services.
Hit continue to finish setting up your profile on Google My Business
The last and most crucial step is to invite LawnZap to be a user. This will let us come in the background and connect the last wires needed to pipe all your reviews, photos, meta data, geotags and more over into Google.
Add LawnZap's marketing team to your listing by clicking add new and entering the code: 5405392722. After entering the code, you should see LawnZap pop up. Set the role to Manager and clink Invite.