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Choose Manawatū is a collective initiative supported by Manawatū Chamber of Commerce, Feilding & District Promotion, Palmy BID, the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), Palmerston North City Council and Manawatū District Council.

Increase Your Online Visibility

The number one FREE tool for business online visibility is Google My Business. It enables you to easily update your details such as opening hours, which is especially important when a snap lockdown hits!

This is a really important tool for your business, and ensures your business will appear easily when people are searching for your business or businesses like yours on Google Search or Google Maps. 90% of people use Google daily as a search tool to find local businesses, making this a key marketing tool.

Creating or updating your Google listing is easy and can be done by heading to https://google.co.nz/intl/en/business and following six easy steps. This is also the most important place for Google Reviews – a much used tool of visitors. Keep an eye on your reviews and take the time to respond where needed.

Need a Google My Business Checkup?

Connect your account to this Google My Business tool and get a personal dashboard that includes best practice recommendations, conversion performance numbers, sentiment analysis and more! The tool is FREE and safe for you to use, a service provided to local businesses by CEDA.

You can also access a FREE Marketing Academy which offers an online library of educational and how-to materials to help improve the success of your digital marketing efforts.

If you need assistance to verify your Google business listing, please get in touch on [email protected] 

Across these agencies, you’ll find support for business owners, from training, networking, capability development, right through to valuable networks and connectivity. It’s a challenging time we’re all working in, so if you’d like support, guidance or to connect to a wider network of like-minded businesses then get in touch with us below.

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