The City of Caribou has partnered with Google on a project entitled “Let’s Put Caribou On The Map”. The project has the singular focus of getting local business info online and on the map.
According to Google only 37% of businesses have claimed a local business listing on a search engine–that’s a lot of missing information. And with 4 out of 5 people using search engines to find local info like business hours and directions, it also means a lot of missed opportunities for local businesses.
“Small businesses are the backbone of Caribou,” said Austin Bleess, City Manager. “Anything we can do to help increase their visibility helps not only the businesses, but the consumers in our community and throughout the area.”
To assist businesses in getting more exposure the City of Caribou is hosting an interactive workshop to help businesses manage their information as it appears across Google Search and Maps.
The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 8:30am at the Caribou Public Library and is expected to last about an hour and a half. The workshop is free and open to all Caribou businesses. Pre-Registration is requested, but not required.
There will be computers available for business owners to utilize to update their business information on Google. Wifi is also available for those wishing to use their own devices.
For questions or to pre-register please contact us by calling City Hall at 493-3324 x7 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.