Hey Charleston, WV…It’s Your Turn to GYBO!

Let's put Charleston on the Map! Charleston WV GYBO

I briefly introduced you to Google’s GYBO (Get Your Business on the Map) initiative in my last blog post: Let’s Put Frederick on the Map! …Another Reason to Attend Grow with Google!

This time, we are excited to announce that we will be attending the Google-hosted, Let’s Put Charleston, WV on the Map this Wednesday, September 2nd at the Clay Center.

We certainly are not the only ones that see the importance of this to West Virginia business owners, as Senator Shelley Moore Capito has partnered with Google.

The event will open to the public at 9 a.m. and conclude about 12 p.m. There will be 3 sessions:

  • Get Found on Google Search & Maps (30 mins)
  • Grow Your Business Online (1 hr)
  • Build Your Free Website (1.5 hrs)

Register and find further details on the Charleston GYBO Event page.

Let's put Charleston, WV on the Map - Charleston, WV GYBO

What is GYBO?

Simply put, GYBO is Google’s initiative to get every business (large or small) online, and to make doing so fast, free, and easy. The program rolled out back in 2011, and Google has since traveled to all 50 states and helped thousands of businesses claim their local listings and establish a web presence.

What if my business doesn’t have a website?

To address small local businesses that don’t have a website, Google partnered with StartLogic to provide one along with a domain name and hosting for one year. Once you have signed up and chosen a template, it’s as simple as a drop and a drag to set up; most websites are online in less than an hour.

We’ll see you in Charleston!

We will be present during the presentations to assist with any questions. We will have a table set up, so please make sure to stop by and say hello! If you are unable to attend but know of some businesses in Charleston, WV that would benefit from this awesome event, please be sure to pass this on!

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Stephanie Mahnken is a contributing writer to Direct Online Marketing. She contributes articles on local search engine optimization and other Google-related subjects. Stephanie loves cooking for family & friends and occasionally caters events.

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