Google has rebranded its Home Services, which was in a pilot mode to now calling it as “Local Services by Google,” as well as expanded it to now cover 17 cities across the U.S.
Further, Google says, this services will be available in 30 major metro areas by the end of 2017.
With Local Services by Google, businesses offering services like plumber or a locksmith, show up at the top of search results when people search online for a business nearby.
See, Local Services unit with results for the search query “house cleaning in Menlo Park” in the screenshot above.
“All Google Guaranteed businesses that appear in Local Services are background checked and display a badge of trust, which limits deceptive advertisers, elicits trust among users and highlights quality businesses,” says Google. “You can make a personalized profile page that displays reviews, contact info, and unique aspects about your business like being eco-friendly or family-owned.”
Potential clients can view your profile and make a decision and get in touch right away. You only pay for leads that are relevant to the services you offer, and it’s easy for you to turn your ads on and off so you get leads when you want them.
The Local Services mobile app is available on Android and iOS.
You can sign up to be a part of the service providers here.