Before you get a website.

Five things new businesses should do before getting a website, all for £0.
  1. Get a Google My Business page. 90% of UK searches are through Google and Google lists businesses Google My Business page higher than actual local businesses websites. A Google my business page is free and easy to setup so long as you’re a bonified business.
  2. Get on Bing too. If 90% of searchers are through Google, then the rest are through Bing and Yahoo, so it makes sense to have a free Bing listing too (Bing powers Yahoo search). To make it even easier, you can import your info from Google my Business.
  3. Get a Facebook page and make sure it’s a page (not a profile or group). Facebook might not seem like the right place for your business, but it’s used by 2 billion people, many of whom don’t use any other method of communicating online. Connect to your friends and ask them to share details about your business to reach a wider audience.
  4. Claim or add your company to Apple Maps. Not everyone has the good sense to trust Google. Let the unfortunates using Apple Maps know where you are. Here’s a handy link: https://mapsconnect.apple.com/ GOOD FOR BUSINESSES WITH A WALK IN SERVICE
  5. Get people to review you. Google and Facebook allow users to review businesses and both types of review appear in Google search. Ask your customers to leave a review. Ask your friends too but don’t try and cheat. Fake reviews are easy to spot and you may get banned from the platform.