Broken, Unclaimed, and Inaccurate, Google My Business – Maps Profiles are Costing Car Dealers Millions of Dollars a Year!
Google My Business Suspensions, Unclaimed listings, Duplicate listings, Inaccurate data, Google Maps errors, Lost Google Accounts!
Improperly managed Google My Business – 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 GMBs 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 My Business – Maps problems
- Car Dealerships – Dealership Groups – We work directly with your in-house personnel to ensure that potential customers are seeing your dealership at its best online. don’t lose customers because your GMB listings are not properly set up or are being penalized by Google.
- Digital – Advertising Agencies – You are great at what you do. However, we understand that your Agency may not have the expertise or resources to troubleshoot and fix serious Google My Business issues. We are here to help! Do not try to fix a Google suspension unless you have trained GMB experts at your agency. We find and fix duplicate listings and unclaimed listings and you take the credit.
It’s what you don’t know about your GMB – Google Maps that 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.
Most Common Google My Business – Google Maps help issues we find, troubleshoot, and 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 by another employee or a uninformed digital marketing agency. 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. Most unclaimed dupes were probably created by Google.
Incorrect GMB 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 My Business 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 My Business 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 GMB – Google Maps listing fixed right the first time! 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 Google Free Click Marketing and GMB Management Service is a tested and proven, where we show you the metrics straight from Google.