Getting Calls From Google Saying Your Business Is Not Verified?

I have been getting a couple robocalls a week lately over the last few weeks again, saying my business is not verified. They say they are from Google and your business needs to be verified! If you want to show up on Google searches they will set it up for you for only a one time fee of $600 dollars. In this modern day of technology and quest for SEO (Search Engine Optimization) improvements this is important but it is FREE! It is important that your business is verified which makes it faster and much more convenient for customers to find you.

The business listing needs to be verified and claimed by you by doing the following:

Sign in to Google My Business.

If your business is eligible to get a verification code by phone, you'll see the Verify by phone option when you request verification. If you don't see it, verify your listing by mail instead.

Computer

To use a computer to verify your business listing by phone, follow the steps below:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business

  2. Choose the business you’d like to verify, then click Verify now.

  3. Make sure you can directly answer your business phone number to get your verification code.

  4. To have the code sent to your phone via automated message, click Verify by phone.

  5. Enter the code from the message.

Mobile

To use the mobile app to verify your business listing by phone, follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Google My Business app.

  2. Tap Call me now.

  3. Enter the code from the message, then tap the Arrow .

After you enter your code, your business information will be eligible to appear live in Search, Maps, and other Google properties. Then clients can start leaving powerful positive reviews. Multiple 5 star reviews should have your information show up higher on the map and on organic searches. 

New Year And New Ideas

I recently upgraded my graphic design skills last year and I am eager to express my talents with loyal and new clients in 2018. I am expanding my business this year by upgrading my equipment to better serve you in a more innovative and timely matter. If you need fresh ideas or have a project you are having difficulty getting off the ground contact ART TECH Graphics, we would love to help you out. We are offering an initial free consultation with you and a 15% promotional discount on orders placed in Jan. 2018.

We reserve the rights to limit quantities at the manager's discretion.

www.arttechgraphics.com

Are Business Cards Old School?

Many people wonder with social media and this diverse digital world if it will delete the value of the business card? The business card reflects you and it is the first impression of your brand. It is a great marketing tool for yourself and your company. Networking events is the hot spot for business cards to shine and it connects you with people. Personal meetings and eye contact with actual conversation is how real relationships begin. Then when you end with a hand shake along with exchanging the business card, it opens the door for new prospects for you. Here is a quote from Maya Angelou which I value dearly.

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  Maya Angelou

Arming yourself with business cards at all times will ensure that you never miss an opportunity to make a valued personal connection with people.

A business card needs to be professional, precise and reflect your brand image. A business card shows that you are professional and your company has value and is ready to assist people. Remember creative business cards get shared on and on, creating more marketing for you. Here are some important information for your business card:

  • Keep it simple.
  • Easy to read fonts.
  • Stay with the traditional size, (2"x 3.5").
  • Avoid using bright colors. (Unless you are in a creative business.)
  • Keep your brand colors consistent from your website to your business card.
  • Use the back side of the card for more valuable information about your business.
  • If you work in another country also put the same information on the back in their language.
  • Don't use thin and cheap paper, a good card weight is 14-16 pt.
  • Required information are your name, title, company name, logo, email address and phone number.
  • Extra information if space permits are the physical address, website and cell phone number.
  • Deal with a company that has a good quality printed end product.

I'm happy to say business conversations are still going to end with the familiar words, "Let me give you my business card". So be ready and make an impact in the world with a professional business card.