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In this short-n-sweet video, you'll learn the level of your Google My Business game faster than you could smooth a driveway with a power screed. 

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Hey, what's up, Five Star Concrete!

Kyle with Steady Calls here.

Say, I just wanted to send you this quick video to make sure you're getting the maximum attention from your Google My Business Listing as possible. In this video, I'll show you a few different things:

First of all, I want to show you how you show up normally in your Google My Business Listing and point out a few statistics there.

Secondly, I want to show you how you show up around Shreveport. You don't show up on the North side of Shreveport as you do on the South side. Yeah, it's not that's not the way the Google Maps are set up.

Finally, I want to show you using a special tool how you can where you basically how you can improve your specific listing.

So that's the way we'll go, alright? So, let's dive in, shall we, alright?

What I've done here is search the most common term, searching for concrete. If somebody's searching for "Concrete Services Near Shreveport" that means that they're wanting concrete services near Shreveport. I mean it's really that simple. If we look at your Google Map, if we look at, these the way these Google Map listings come up.

Sometimes, you're gonna have an ad up here. That's gonna take 5 to 15% of the people searching for this and take them to and they're going to select that service provider who's running the ad 5 to 15%. But the majority of people will come down here and do their Google My Business Listing, right?

Anywhere between 60 to 70% of people will do that, then the rest will go down here. Looking for the ones in what we call the organic listings or that what normally shows up as a normal Google search results. So that's how that's the breakdown 5 to 15% go to the ads, it adds, either, show up here or here.

60 to 70% percent of people will go to these Google My Business Listing. Why? Because they're trusted more than ads are people see ads. They instinctively know that somebody's buying a position there versus if you come down here. This means that people have earned that position the company's earned that position, right?

And then, they come to these three positions here and do what I call an Amazon Analysis where they look at, okay? Well, this Specialty Concrete Services has one star, right? So this doesn't mean that the company's a bad company, for instance. What it could mean is that they don't have reputation management service.

This is running right now. What that means is that they don't have somebody going out and collecting five-star reviews from their well-pleased customers. But anybody who's naively looking at this will think that there's, that Specialty Concrete Surfaces of Shreveport is a bad company. That's just the way it looks right now versus if you look at.

They got 1 star here versus 4.6 versus 4.5, so they got 10 star reviews there. The 10, 5 star reviews there, they're looking very good, but these ones are a hair bit lower on their overall average. But they have 34 reviews there, so I mean it's going to come down between these two for this position to further who gets the call, right?

So that's how this is, that's how this is all laid out, so it's important to remember those statistics for later on. But let's move on to part two, okay?

In this, I want to bring up a special tool that I use right, so this is called a Heat Map. And what this Heat Map does is it gives a location-based data from Google. It's one of Google's trusted services. A friend of mine just finished building this, but it took him two years to build it out, and now it's this is what the result of this two years with the work.

What that, what this tool does is it's integrated directly with Google. So that means it's pulling Google Maps data as if you were searching from Stonewall, or from Waskom, or Greenwood, or Willow Shoot, you know? There's a lot of different. It pulls in ever like as if you were searching from that location. Why is this important?

Because companies show up differently across town, right? What this means is that they're going to have 1. Well, let's go to the color coded. Next, that's probably the easiest way to do it, so you can see that there's green, yellow, and orange on this map. Green is the best because it means that the company is showing up there.

So this company, for instance, iConcrete Construction, right? So, iConcrete Construction means it's showing up. The green means it's showing up in these first three listings: 1, 2, and 3. So that means that nobody, they don't to be found the company, doesn't have to. Somebody doesn't have to go click on "View All" and look at the giant list of every Google Maps listing ever, right?

So that's how that's what the green means. Now, the yellow means it's behind the "View All" button and the orange means it's on it's even farther back behind there. What the yellow means, what the yellow indicates though is that there's it's not that difficult to transform that positioning into a green one.

That's the difference between the green and the orange. And then, if you get up to 20 that means it's red and that's even worse so that's the potential with it. It shows that there's a lot of potential for this icon for iConcrete Construction free force listing, right s? So that's the way, that's what it does.

That's how this listing tool works, right? And now, let's dive into your specific listing, alright?

Fire Star Concrete, this is your Heat Map here. So, what this is? Is this as I told earlier we'll go from North to South. Here, you've got the orange and red means you've got a lot. You'll have a lot more work to go through to actually have your Google My Business Listing come up there. But as you go South here, you'll notice that you've got a lot more yellow coming up there.

You've got some green here. Let's look indirectly where the green's coming from here. So, you got Wildwood, South here. You've got some green there and then if you go, go up here. So, if you go on the just South of the Airport, you're going to come up there, as well. So but instead, for instance, let's go over to here.

We're out intersection 84th and Linwood, Avenue here, you've got-. How do we turn these 2, for instance, into 3's. So, here's a specific strategy on how to do that. I'm not one who beats around the bush, so here it is. Here, so you're going to go over to tool called Geoimgr G-E-O-I-M-G-R, so Google that and it'll come up, okay?

And then, you're going to search for the specific location that you want but you can't search for it in the search box. You have to actually go around here to search box. It's a paid feature. So, if you want to pay the however much, it is a month to do that. Feel free but this is the free version of it.

We add a lot more to it here, so let's go over to here we want to look at. We want to go through the insects of here, so we're going to go to 49, and 3, 31, 32, 31, 32. So, we're up here, so we want to come up right about here, right? So, this is where our listing is. This is where we want to come up. s

So, right on that corner of that intersection is where we want to come up. So, what you're going to do now is notice how we've got the latitude and longitude code here. You don't have to do any coding but it codes the image for you. So, you're going to upload an image here. Pick an image, go for it, enjoy, and then you're going to get notice that these two tags are different.

We want them to both be 32, 42, okay? So, we're going to go "Write EXIF Tags" now. Notice that the tags are the same so that's what we want. Now, you're going to name your image. What you need to name it as just add the word "Concrete" to it and add some an adverb and adjective to it.

That should be fine and anyway, we're up to 5 to 10 words. The more descriptive you are using concrete terms, the better off you're going to be, you know? Describe the job, Google likes that a lot. So then, you're going to, you can describe the image some more down here in the description. But, at the end of this part, add the URL to your website or add the link to your Google My Business section either way, right?

So then, you're gonna click "Download" and as you down when you download it, then you're gonna upload it again to your Google My Business Section, right? So that's how that Google is gonna know that because what the process that Google goes through is: First of all, they're gonna look at scan the location, so then, okay?

Then, something's going on here is what Google's thinking. And then, they're gonna go into "Okay! Let's scan the name and see if we can find out more information!" Alright, so freshly poured concrete, okay? So then, somebody poured freshly cored concrete there and since it's your business that poured that, put the image up there.

That's how they're-, that's what the Google's gonna think. They poured concrete around here. That's kind of simply put. That's how it works. So that's one of the strategies that Steady Calls has to pushing out or pushing up or Google My Business Listing. So, they come up in the first second or third area.

So, basically they become green, right? So, let's talk a little more about this about Steady Calls strategy and we'll go from there, alright? Now that I've gone through your specific listing. I want to tell you a little about Steady Calls, my company. How Steady Calls helps out companies is that we service your Google My Business Map Listing so that Google comes to know you as the King of Shreveport Concrete, right?

Think of Google in this instance like your forgetful sister, or wife, or daughter, you know? You constantly got to remind them of the tasks that you want them to do now. Take out the trash, do the dishwasher, you know? Or if your wife's hanging around, you know? She's probably nagging you to do something, you know?

That's the way it always works. My wife's always nagging me to do something, too. But that's basically what Steady Calls does with Google is. Google is very forgetful of who's reminding who's really the best concrete company in Shreveport. So, Steady Calls will go in and remind Google by leaving sticky notes.

If you will through your Google My Business Listing all around your service area, right? So that's what Steady Calls does. Say, for instance, let's look at, let's go back to this tool. For a moment is where you've got. I say you service this whole area, but you're not. Google doesn't currently recognize you in Keithville, right? Or, maybe Taylor Town, right?

What Steady Calls does is we'll go in and paste sticky notes in Taylor Town Louisiana and put in your name in there. And so then, when Google comes by and scans whatever means, we put it in there. As maybe that's photo the Geotagged photo I showed you earlier. Then, we'll what that what we'll do is what that will trigger is Google see it real coming up with you on these first three listings after they get reminded enough.

That's simply put that's the way it works. In conclusion, I really appreciate your time. Please check out the attached Heat Map below. It's a blue button below and feel free to book a call with me or my team if when you're not pouring, so usually, you. There's an easy schedule appointment below. Thanks and I appreciate you, appreciate your time!