Turn Your Window Cleaning Business Into An Easy Digital Storefront With Google

window cleaning businessHave you ever asked yourself, what can Google do for my business? Well, if you have a window cleaning business, you really need to explore the ways in which any kind of online presence can benefit your business. Even if you service a small community, there are going to be customers who may want to hire you but cannot locate you or know to get in touch with you. These are just some of the reasons why you need to turn to Google to give you a hand.

Let’s look at some of the ways Google can help:

1 – Online Directories

There are several online directories that you can list your window cleaning business at for no cost. They include Google Places (http://places.google.com), Bing Places (http://bingplaces.com), City Search (http://citysearch.com) and MapQuest (http://listings.mapquest.com). Each of these services allows you to post a listing for your business including contact information. Once you have your business listed at these online directories, remind customers to post ratings and reviews as that will increase your exposure.

2 – Website

With your window cleaning business you can gain a lot of serious online traction with a website. A website allows people to find you and learn about your business at any time of the day or night. There are free website hosts, free website programs (www.wordpress.com) but you will have to purchase a web domain (that’s the www dot com address) for a nominal annual fee. If you prefer, go to www.blogger.com and start up a free blog about your business. All of these tools increase your exposure and Google will take care of that part. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, which is why I use Bluehost for my website hosting. I’ve arranged a special discount for my readers, which you can access by clicking here.

3 – Other Websites

Another way to gain extra exposure is through links to your website from other websites. An example would be with a membership to your local Chamber of Commerce. Many of these groups have websites where they list their members. This is a great way to reach a larger potential customer base for your window cleaning business.

4 – Feeding Fresh Content

While it may be easy to say that a website will help you increase traffic to your window cleaning business, it does not stop there. Once you have an online presence you will have to keep it updated and current. For example, the more often you can contribute new content to your website or blog, the more likely people will come back to learn more about your service. Adding regular fresh content will keep your visitors interested and attract new ones all because of how Google looks at website content. Simply put, regular new postings are a good idea.

The Main Goal Is Reach

The distance covered by your internet message is called reach. The more reach your business has online, the bigger the net in which to capture potential customers. With the way the internet is slowly working to replace other traditional means of marketing, you will need to get accustomed to the way your customers shop and search for information. If they use smartphones, tablets, laptops and desk computers, you need to be able to reach them on the tools they use to do business. By posting profiles and websites online, your window cleaning business will be more visible to those who frequent the internet. This in turn will bring you customers.