Improving Your Shop’s Ranking in Google Searches

Jan. 8, 2020

Stake your online claim and get on the Google gravy train.

Jan 8, 2020—Online marketing is a key way for auto shop staffs to make connections with customers. 

On that note, Tom Zoebelein, the owner of marketing firm Stratosphere Studios, near Baltimore, recently provided Ratchet+Wrench with his tips for improving a shop’s ranking among Google My Business pages. 

Here were his suggestions for mastering this all-important marketing method these days (to see examples of Google My Business pages, click here.) 

  • Claim the business on Google My Business, typically by clicking on “own this business.” 
  • Clean up elements such as the shop photos that customers have attached to the My Business page. 
  • Request more reviews from customers, and ask that they use specific keywords and phrases like “this is the best auto shop in Dallas.” 
  • Include all key contact information, such as updated hours of operation, the shop’s phone number, and an appointment link. 

Ultimately, Zoebelein notes, by monitoring your shop’s Google My Business page, you can avoid turning away potential customers. 

“People always check reviews” nowadays, the marketing expert says. “And, if they don’t like what they see, they’re going to look elsewhere.”