If you own a small business, you most likely have a Google My Business (GMB) listing. Although these listings are an essential part of your keeping your customers updated on your location, hours, and any other relevant information, they can potentially open you up to risk.
We have noticed several bogus ownership requests coming through in recent weeks. If you were to grant ownership to someone you don’t know, the new owner will have the ability to remove you from being an owner of your own GMB listing. They could change the information on your listing causing confusion for your clients. Additionally, if you create a new listing with all your correct information, it can be very difficult to get the old, inaccurate listing taken down if you no longer have ownership access. And to make matters even worse, you will not be able to take your reviews with you to the new listing.
Luckily, GMB will never allow ownership to anyone without your permission. Anytime someone requests ownership, you will receive an email asking for permission to grant that person access. If you deny access, the person will NOT have ownership of your account. The moral of the story here is, do not allow anyone you do not trust to access your GMB account. If you have any questions about this information or anything else pertaining to the online presence of your small business, contact us today for a free consultation.
With Coronavirus impacting lives and economies around the world, we wanted to communicate with you how we are handling the situation here at Lineberry Marketing.
We will continue serving our clients as normal during our regular hours of operation; Monday – Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. We don’t anticipate any changes to this given that we work remotely. We will be suspending all in-person meetings at least through the end of March. For those of you who we are scheduled for an in-person meeting, we will be reaching out in the next day with an invite to teleconference instead.
As a small business owner, I share many of the same concerns as all of you reading this post. I do have a high level of confidence that the economy will rebound in quick fashion when this is over. Making sure your company is found in the search engines is going to be even more important to make up for any lost revenues.
Stay well, help others, wash your hands and be optimistic.
Lineberry Marketing is a proud sponsor of the 2020 Triangle Wine & Food Experience in support of the Frankie Lemmon School & Development Center.
Founded in 1965, the Frankie Lemmon School has served over 1,500 families of children with and without special needs. We are proud to do our small part to help such a wonderful organization achieve their mission in “providing life-changing education and support that leads to successful participation in family and community life and achievement of the child’s full potential.”
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The team at Lineberry Marketing is excited to announce the promotion of Rebekah Werner to Marketing Manager. Rebekah brings years of experience to the new position and is eager to continue caring for the marketing needs of each individual client. “I am grateful to be a part of a company that brings together different expertises to collaborate for the better of each client and their unique needs. The best part of my job is knowing that I am contributing to the success of small businesses in our community.”
If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your company grow, please contact us at (919) 830-2321.
From the team at Lineberry Marketing, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you all for helping make this year so special. We will be closed December 24th, December 25th, and January 1st. We hope you all enjoy some well-deserved time off work to rest, reflect and recharge and we look forward to working with you in the coming year!
Happy Thanksgiving from the team at Lineberry Marketing! We are grateful for another successful year of bringing innovative marketing and design solutions to our clients. We would like to thank our clients for entrusting us with their logos, websites and marketing, and we extend a special thanks to all those who referred us to their colleagues, friends and family. We will be closed Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th. We appreciate your business and wish you a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.
Happy Labor Day from everyone at Lineberry Marketing! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for entrusting us with your marketing, technology, security, and web design. It is our honor to serve you. We wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday spent with friends and family. In honor of Labor Day, we will be closed Monday, September 2nd, but will reopen during normal business hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.
From everyone here at Lineberry Marketing, we wish you all a happy and safe 4th of July. Our offices will be closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th. If you need assistance during that time, please call Jeff Lineberry at (919) 830-2321.
TherOx, Inc. has received FDA approval on a new medical device that provides SuperSaturated Oxygen directly to the heart muscle following a heart attack. This form of treatment shows huge promise in helping heart attack patients. Our team here at Lineberry Marketing is proud to have been a small part of this by helping TherOx recently revamp their website.
“We enjoy helping companies from various industries improve their web presence and communication online. When those companies are directly involved in improving patient outcomes and quality of life, it’s extra special to be involved.” -Owner of Lineberry Marketing, Jeff Lineberry
Congratulations and wishing continued success to an exceptional company.
As the weather warms up, we instinctively begin cleaning our homes inside and out. This spring, consider giving as much attention to your business’ online presence. Although your business website may be exactly as it should be, spring is the perfect time to tidy up your social media accounts and directory listings. Here, we suggest four things to look for when updating your listings: Continue reading