Google My Business is Google’s new unified interface designed to make life easier for local businesses as well as brands to be better found within Google. With all the recent changes to Google Local, now is a good time to make sure all of your information is correct on your Google My Business page.
The first and most important step is to make sure you have access to your Local Page. If the page is showing as unverified, you will need to claim the page. Planned Growth’s Google experts are able to help verify your page quickly and correctly. We can help you get control of your page even if someone else is currently in control.
Once you have possession of your verified page, you are able to update contact information as well as anything else that might be pertinent to your business. Google My Business helps you build a loyal fan base. Your customers can show their appreciation with ratings and reviews, use the +1 button to endorse your content, and re-share your Google+ posts across the web.
If you previously used Google Places for Business or Google+ Pages Dashboard to manage your business information, your account has been automatically upgraded to Google My Business. Google My Business makes it easier than ever to update business information across Google Search, Maps and Google+. Google My Business complements your existing website by giving your business a public identity and presence on Google. The information you provide about your business can appear on Google Search, Maps and Google+.
This is not the first time Google has decided to change this program drastically. Before it was Google My Business, it was Google Business, and before that Google Places. Due to these changes, many accounts have been upgraded to Google My Business accounts, but not verified. This is a huge missed opportunity, not only as it pertains to social media, but also to search engine optimization. Giving Google all the information it wants about your business can only be positive when it comes to where you will end up in the search results.
Do you have a Google My Business issue? Let us know and we will get to the bottom of the problem.