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Google My Business

You’ve worked hard to promote your business in real life, but what is your online presence like? Google My Business can help!

What is Google My Business?

A free tool for organisations and businesses to manage their online presence. This includes Search and Maps.

Just like in real life, you need to direct potential customers to your business. However, instead of your premises, you’re directing them to your website. Information therefore needs to be accurate and by verifying it with Google, you’ll be considered more reputable by consumers.*

Using this tool also allows you to interact with customers. Reading and responding to reviews and posting photo’s of your business.

gower business systems result page on Google search
How a search for ‘Gower Business Systems’ is shown in Google’s search results

How to Get Started

This is a business profile, and a profile is not complete without information! In a few clicks you can be up and running. Once this is done, you can start using the Insights option. This gives details such as how many customers found you direct or via a product or service. Information such as this can then be used to aid an online marketing campaign.

Get started here:https://business.google.com

    Top Tip
  • Don’t forget to add your products and services. These are on a different tab to your business information.

For further information and a complete guide to getting started, visit Google My Business help pages: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038063?hl=en&ref_topic=4539639

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* Google/Oxera, The Benefits of Complete Business Listings, Dec 2014