Blogs like this typically kick off with some boring stats like 99.9% of people will buy your stuff if you do this thing right now. Not today, folks - not on my watch. Today we will get straight down and dirty on why and how you should claim your GMB listing.
More visible in local search results (good)
A more trustworthy looking (win)
You will receive notice if someone complains or says something nice about you on Google (handy)
Create better Google ads (meh) or
PREVENT COMPETITORS FROM CLAIMING OR HIJACKING YOUR LISTING!
Say what? Just because you have a GMB listing (even if it is verified), this does not mean you have claimed it. This means that visitors can comment, review, or even suggest edits to your page without your knowledge.
This part is straightforward,