Learn How to Best Use Google My Business

By Chik Quintans | Blogging

Aug 28
Google My Business

Learn How to Best Use Google My Business

Recently we noticed the latest and greatest new offering from the folks at Mountain View, otherwise known as Google. They’ve put together what they hope is a direct answer to Facebook with Google My Business. Google My Business is imagined as a one-stop page for online merchants and brands to manage their various Google account and properties, which include search, maps, Google Analytics, Adwords, Hangouts and Google+. You can do many things under this one umbrella, including posting to Google pages, share events and images, connect with those in your circles and much more. The key point here is that you only have to post once, and all relevant Google connected services get updated.

Google says it’s working on transitioning all business accounts that are on Google+ or Places for Business, and you should see this in the near future. There is also an Android app now, and the iPhone app will follow soon.

How does this all work together?

It appears that the primary advantage to this new offering is that all of your Google services are now under one roof. That, and that the ease of updating and populating all of your properties is much simpler. When you log into Google My Business for the first time, you’ll see that Google has taken the liberty of populating your account with what you’ve put into the other Google properties. You have the chance to fix or change anything you need to easily.

Next up is the heart of the operation. On one simple screen you have access to the following:

  • Google+ Share
  • Google Insights
  • Customer Reviews
  • Google Analytics
  • Hangouts

It’s easy to access these form here, and you can do anything you’d normally be able to do, even start a Hangout. You can get to those functions from this screen and add content, manage review and even start a Hangout.

Is this the end of Google+?

It may be too soon to tell what this all means for Google+. For the present time, just consider this a change of address. At this time there doesn’t seem to be any loss of functions for Google+ and it may actually benefit from the automated atmosphere and better organization this affords.

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I hope you found this post helpful to you and your business and would greatly enjoy hearing how you’re going to implement my suggestions above. In addition, I would also like to hear about what is working for you.
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About Chik
Chik Quintans is the founder of UnderGround Marketing Society, LLC {UGMS}, a North Seattle based digital marketing company. UGMS is focused on helping local businesses and/or your sales teams grow their market share through emerging internet based technology. Serving both U.S. and Canadian located businesses, our unique process, R4+encompasses a multi-facetted approach to online marketing. Establishing your business as a local authority via building and marketing your Five Star Reputation, achieving top internetSearch Rankings combined with a broad Social Presence. The result? Your business will attract highly targeted new business.
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About the Author

Chik Quintans is a Digital Marketing Strategist with a passion for helping sales teams and businesses grow. As the owner of UnderGround Marketing Society LLC, creating a strong online brand and building a broad footprint online for sales teams and businesses are he and his company's areas of focus. Whether that be leveraging marketing channels and approaches such as social media, reputation, search engine optimization (SEO), video marketing and more. Chik Quintans can be reached on LinkedIn where you are invited to connect. https://www.linkedin.com/in/chikquintans