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Facebook Pages

If you have a facebook page for your business it is important that you personalise it as much as possible.

Make sure you fill in as many details as possible about your business, remember that with advanced search your business may be found via your facebook page rather than direct to your website.

It is important that your business facebook page has a professional look so you need to add a profile and a cover picture.

The best size for a profile picture is 200 x 200px but be aware that when showing your profile next to your status updates then this image is cropped so the best thing is to have an image 200 x 200px but leave free space around the actual image of 12px so the actual size will be 176 x 176px.

For the Cover Picture go for an image that is 851 x 315px – avoid trying to cram this image with lots of logos or information.


Google Local Business

Most new businesses get worried about how they are going to appear on Google Search results, despite everything we read Google offer many ways for you to help yourself.

The first step is to get your business registered with Google Local Business so that you will appear on Google Maps, the process is simple just go to here and register your business, put as much information as you can such as opening times, photos etc and make sure you verify the listing, the quickest way to do this is via telephone confirmation.

This simple task will promote your business online and make Google more aware of your Business. It is amazing that many businesses do not take this simple step.