Google Unveils Google My Business

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Google Unveils Google My Business

Is your small business set up with helpful Google advantages? If you’re not–taps megaphone–what are you waiting for?! Setting up a Google My Business account, originally known as Google Places for Business, is a huge advantage for your search engine optimization. Google is the most used search platform by far with a 67.5% search engine market share. No matter how small your business is, what your business is, or how long you’ve had it, Google is a technological giant that can help your search rankings so you be better seen and found by consumers. Google’s local search is tailored specifically for local, small businesses and their technological success.

Recently, Google has revamped it’s Google Places for Business and changed it for an even easier user experience. Google My Business is integrating all its premiere business services to one new, easy platform. Within Google My Business, you will have access to update your business information across Google Search, Maps, and Google+. The changes are being made automatically so if you already have a Google Places for Business account or Google+, you’ll be enjoying these features already. Google My Business will have features including:

      • Edit your business info on Search, Maps, and more
      • Share news & updates with customers
      • Respond to reviews
      • Discover how customers find your business

Google My Business is rolling in some new features as well. The new platform is simplifying everything to do with monitoring your business. Now, you will be able to access Google+, Insights, Reviews, and Analytics all from one screen. Previous features have also been updated to maintain the simplicity that small businesses are looking for. For example, the Custom URL process has been made much easier than before.

Google My Business is tailored to increasing mobile search results and to create a better mobile searching experience. The new platform should produce better results for users and businesses alike. Get started on Google My Business today and increase your search rankings in one easy platform.