We Fix Car Dealer Google My Business Profiles
How many sales did your dealership lose last month because your Google My Business profile was messed up?
If you are not aware, Google has revamped its local search results pages making your GMB listing the first thing thousands of searchers and prospective customers see about your dealership every day.
How you appear, and what people see, will have a dramatic effect on whether they choose to do business with you or click on your competition.
What is appearing across the web when it comes to your GMB profiles?
This is so important and it is what you can’t see that is hurting your business. Having total control over your GMB message and reviews requires knowing what is currently floating around out there on the web.
What you don’t know is hurting your dealership!
Every day our Google My Business experts are scanning the web looking for issues with car dealer GMBs. 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.
Common Google My Business issues we fix:
Duplicate GMBs – 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 another employee or a uninformed digital marketing agency. The unclaimed dupes were probably created by Google. This means you may have bad info and unanswered reviews floating around the web.
Unclaimed GMB listings – Several years ago Google started allowing dealership to have separate GMBs 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.
Incorrect GMB Set Up – Some employee with good intentions or a digital marketing agency poorly trained in GMB marketing claimed your Google My Business listing and completely screwed up the optimization process. Wrong categories is a huge issue, map marker incorrectly placed, not all data inputted, to name a few.
Location Data 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.
Those are just a few of the most common 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.
Contact the GMB experts at AutoNet Media Today!
GMB repair, monitoring, and marketing is what we do! Fortunately for you, we have one of the top Google My Business 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 My Business 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 My Business Listing and Google Maps are proven Google marketing tools and they are not going anywhere. This is a tested and proven marketing system, where we show you the metrics straight from Google. We will show you the Metrics!