The need for steps to create an online presence was already growing exponentially. Also, this pandemic increased the importance of the online presence of businesses. Local businesses have massively moved to websites because they did not want to lose their clients. It has been becoming difficult for small businesses that lack budget and guidance to reach their customers online.
Let us look into the steps that can help you create enough presence of your business online if you are a small business.
1- List your business on Google My Business
Listing your business can improve the local search engine optimization of your business. The reason is that when someone searches the service which you provide, google ranks its listing on top. So being listed on GMB increases your exposure to the customers.
For getting listed on GMB, sign up and make your business account on GMB. After verification, you will be listed. If your business is already listed, claim it by clicking “own this business.” In this way, you can control what Google shows about your business.
Make sure that you keep updating your information on GMB to give your customers a great experience.
2- Create a website
Having your website makes your business more professional and helps you to connect your customers effectively. First of all, you need a domain that will act as your business address on search engines.
After that, you need to buy a hosting service that acts as your online office in simple terms. The hosting should be best if you want to give your customers a great experience. Finding a decent Australian host can be a tedious task, so make sure you do it accurately.
Creating a professional business website is a technical task, so make sure you hire a good developer. Creating a WordPress website is beneficial because that is easy to manage.
After the website is set up and developed, reach out to a great content writer. Get your website homepage, about us and contact page content. Along with that, get the content for your services and product descriptions.
Having details about services improve the SEO of your website and make you more searchable. In this way, you can make your website rank on search engines and reach more customers.
3- Create a social media presence
Make sure that your business has a presence on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter essentially. A presence on twitter ensures that you are directly connected to your customers. You can get feedback and provide customer support when necessary. On the other hand, a presence on Facebook and Instagram helps you create engagement with photos and videos. Social media users are not looking for advertisements, so you will have to be creative to communicate effectively on social media.
These are some essential which every business must have to create an effective online presence. Ensure that you focus on these so that your business does not stop even in economic crisis and lockdowns.