Broken, Unclaimed, and Inaccurate, Google Business Profiles and Google Maps Profiles are Costing Car Dealers Millions of Dollars a Year!
Google Business Profile Suspensions, Unclaimed listings, Duplicate listings, Inaccurate data, Google Maps errors, Lost Google Accounts!
Improperly managed Google Business Profiles – Google Maps listings may be costing your dealership thousands of potential customers every month!
- Imagine getting 2,000 calls a month from your GMB only to discover people were calling a cancelled tracking number that gave everyone a busy signal.
- How about a duplicate unclaimed Sales GMB that was telling shoppers you were closed on Saturday? It had 125 unanswered reviews and was up for over a year. Ouch!
Those were just a few examples of issues we have found and fixed for car dealerships nationwide.
Why are your GBPs so important today? The Google’s complete redesign of the local search page results has made your GMB – Google Maps listing the most powerful marketing tool in your digital arsenal.
How you appear, and what people see, will have a huge effect on whether they choose to do business with you or click on your competition.
Who we help when it comes to Google Business Profile – Google Maps problems
- Car Dealerships – Dealership Groups
- RV Dealerships – Dealership Groups
- Digital – Advertising Agencies
It’s what you don’t know about your GBP – Google Maps that is hurting your dealership!
Every day our Google Business Profile experts are scanning the web looking for issues with car dealer GBPs. The numbers of issues we find would astound you.
The problem for most car dealers is, unless you know what to look for, major problems can go unnoticed for months even years. Make no mistake, with the numbers of potential customers your GMBs push to your dealership, these issues are hurting you.
Most Common Google Business Profile – Google Maps issues we find, troubleshoot, and fix:
Duplicate Google Business Profiles – In most cases an unclaimed duplicate listing is floating around with inaccurate data, wrong web address, wrong hours etc… Most of the claimed duplicates may have been created by another employee, a uninformed digital marketing agency or Google itself. This means you may have bad info and unanswered reviews floating around the web.
Unclaimed Google Business Profiles – Several years ago Google started allowing auto dealers to have separate GBPs for their service, parts, and collision departments. Great because it allows you to show the correct phone number and hours of your separate departments to prospective customers. The bad part is, Google started generating thousands of service and parts GMBs on their own and many are currently unclaimed and floating around the web. Most unclaimed dupes were probably created by Google.
Incorrect GBP Setup – An employee with good intentions, or a digital marketing agency poorly trained in Google My Business best practices or Google guidelines claimed your GMB listing and completely messed up the optimization process. Wrong categories is a huge issue, map marker incorrectly placed, not all data inputted, to name a few.
Location Data – Google Map Marker issues – Google looks across the web for mentions on other websites and directories regarding your dealership information. These are known as citations, and if citation sites are populated with incorrect info, it hurts your ability to rank. This is very common if you change addresses or buy another dealership and change the name. It is very common to find dozens of phone numbers that differ. The Google algorithm is easily confused, and too much incorrect data may cause Google to create a new duplicate listing with that incorrect data.
Address changes and Dealership name changes – Did your dealership move to a new location? Going through a name change? These are major issues that can hurt your ability to rank. There are a lot of moving pieces and you need GMB professionals to get it done right.
Google Business Profile Penalties or Suspensions – This is the most difficult to fix and requires specific measures. Having your GMB suspended can be devastating to your dealership bottom line as you lose thousands of website clicks, phone calls and walk in traffic every day it is down. Make one reinstatement error and it could take weeks to resolve Google My Business – Google Maps suspension issues.
Those are just a few of the most common Google Business Profile issues we deal with at AutoNet Media.
Do not rely on your Digital Marketing Agency or Website design company to resolve these issues! They are not experts! Google does not make it easy to fix issues and in some cases, the Google support member we speak with is not even sure how to fix certain issues.
Your Google My Business listing is too valuable a traffic driver to be in the hands of inexperienced people! One silly mistake could cost your dealership thousands of potential clicks and phone calls.
Get your GBP – Google Maps listing fixed right the first time! Contact the GBP experts at AutoNet Media Today!
GBP repair, monitoring, and marketing is what we do! Fortunately for you, we have one of the top Google Business Profile experts in the nation leading our team of trained GMB professionals.
Are you ready to increase your exposure on Google’s local search and Maps results and get a seat at the head of the Google Business Profile table and turn it into a lead generating funnel?
Unlike many of the gimmicks or ‘Johnny Come Lately’ sales systems you run into everyday, your Google Business Profiles and Google Maps are proven Google marketing tools and they are not going anywhere.
This Google Free Click Marketing and GMB Management Service is a tested and proven, where we show you the metrics straight from Google.