Google has been developing its small business products over the years. This process has been both confusing and helpful for some small business owners. With the release of Google My Business, much of this confusion will be eliminated. The following tips will help you to understand how you can use Google My Business to boost your business.
1. Upload your business information
To reap well from Google My Business, you first need to have a rich page, which includes a good profile and business photos that will help Google to add its carousel. The carousel is what customers will see on search results. Also make sure to add contact and location information about your business.
2. Create a Google+ community
The new GMB allows you to share right from your dashboard to other Google platforms like Google+, which is a perfect platform for marketing your business. If you do not have a Google+ account, you need to create one and fill information so you can link the profile with your GMB account.
3. Hangout with your customers
You can also use Google hangouts to connect with customers. This could be for purposes of answering their …
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According to a recent report by Google, a whopping 97% of consumers will search for business information online. While a website acts as a 24/7 calling card for your business, there are several other things you need to set-up in order to have a strong online presence. Google maps is a powerful tool for business owners, particularity for anyone who owns retail-based businesses or restaurants. We reveal three reasons why every business needs to be on Google maps.
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