The article aims to help small businesses and start-ups improve online sales and marketing of their products and services. You’ll find out how easy it is to create a Google business profile using your business website).
Google Business Profile vs Google Business Profile Website
Google Business Profile application helps businesses list their descriptions and contact so that they can appear on Google searches. It is like a local business directory to get you on the top of local searches.
Moreso, a Google Business Profile Website is a powerful way for startups and new businesses to showcase their services and products. So that all the products are features of your business appear on Google searches.
It is important to have both – Google Business Profile and a Google Business Profile Website.
Read on to find out how you can create a powerful Google Business Profile Website and harness the power of online tools.
Write articles to rank on Google
A 600 – 800 word post is just right to get a good Google ranking. You may not need plenty of mobile phone *data* or 24-7 WiFi to publish your work. Write offline (using Microsoft Word for example) and post when you are online.
So if you have not started your start-up/ Google business profile website, take a look at how easy it is to create a website.
(Here is how I started PNG Insight from scratch – learn about how to get a suitable URL, Host and run a successful business website.)
5 useful tools to make your business website standout
Here are the 5 online tools that will make your blog stand out from the others.
Grammarly is a useful online grammar and spelling checker. Just copy and paste your final assignment or blog post into the window pane and click Check Your Text.
Obliviously, English is the second (even third) language for many Papua New Guineans. Grammarly, the Grammar and Spelling checker tool, is one blogging tool I’d recommend it highly.
Make sure you have used the correct English version by choosing English (US) or English (UK), or whichever one you prefer. Grammarly ‘spelling check’ is free on Chrome, Safari, and Firefox browsers.
You can install the app as an add-on on Chrome or use the online version to check your work for both Grammar and Spelling errors.
Grammarly valuable tool for Spelling & Grammar Checks.
2. Use Social Media Platforms (prioritise YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest)
It is important to create social media accounts for your business website. In addition to your Google business profile website, social media is an important platform for reaching customers without spending money on paid advertisements.
YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook My top picks are great for reaching the younger customer base.
The first three social media platforms (YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest) are proven organic (Google) search drivers for your business, in addition to your website. Also called the evergreen online platforms. One article (like this one) will rank for years to come.
Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp and Facebook are also great message-sharing platforms, yet they have no (or very little) organic search ranking. Of course, you can use them when there is a need to get a recent ad/message out en masse.
If you are planning to use images, try Pinterest. In fact, Pinterest is a useful tool for showcasing your work as well as getting visitors to your business.
Another way to find the ideal social media platform fit for your website is to experiment with various platforms. This can take years to find social media platform that complements your Google business profile website. So, find the one that your customers interact with the most and stick with it.
3. Images/visuals and messages
Attractive visuals and powerful messages are best for your Google business profile website. Think of it this way:
- images attract readers, and
- messages give the readers a taste of what the post is about.
Make the images appealing to attract readers and messages stimulating so that the readers will want to read further.
You can do all these without spending money on image apps. For beginners, the two free image editors I have been using are Canvas and IShot. You can auto-edit photos, add texts, use free photos and do many other formatting styles.
These two image apps are available on Google Play Store for free.
Many of the photos on PNG Insight are examples of what you can do with an image editor like Canvas and IShot.
My top tip is to always keep your photos the *same size*. Consistency is the key to making your business website stand out amongst the others.
4. Google Search Console & Google Analytic
Google Analytics can help optimise your website. GSC is, in simple terms, the platform where you tell Google about your website by submitting URLs. It should be the first step of a structured SEO plan, why buy expensive SEO plans when Google has this tool you need for free?
Google Analytic is the platform where Google provides you (the webmaster) with the data and information about your website.
So, if you want to understand how your website works (and improve its performance) you’ve got to use both platforms provided by Google – and they are free!
Google Search Console (GSC) and Google Analytics (GA) provide insights into the performance of your business website. Moreso, these two are powerful data insights Google provides free of charge. It can never get better than this when you are looking for Search Insights and how customers behave on your business website.
5. Google Trends and Adword Keyword Search
Rank well on Google – visibility!
This is the important part of writing that many beginners ignore or did not know about. If you want to rank well in Google’s searches, you must learn to identify (and use the keyword in a post) what you want Google to rank you for.
It’s not rocket science!
You just have to identify what is trending on Google and used Adword Keyword Search to choose a keyword. Then, use the keyword in your writing (and also in the post’s search description before publishing it).
It is the anchor text that Google shows to people in search results when the search matches your keyword.
Why are Google business profile websites and social media great business tools?
All in all, these may seem like a mountain of work to do. It, probably, is.
But having a google profile business website that puts your products and services on the front page of Google searches can never get better. is fun and easy if you do it right from the start.
All small business owners and start-ups have to know that having a powerful website is the key to sales and marketing; and the overall success of selling online.