What You Need to Know About Google My Business

By Chik Quintans | Marketing

Oct 22
Google My Business
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Google My BusinessWhat You Need to Know About Google My Business

It can be quite a task attempting to keep up with all the incarnations Google goes through with their local products. Google Maps, Places, Google+ Local, and now, Google My Business. Before you go running away, throwing up both your hands, let me just tell you…It’s not bad at all.

Promoted by Google as a way for local merchants and service providers to create and manage listings all in one simple to use platform, they appear to have accomplished exactly that!

Essentially Google+ is now the platform, and all else revolves around this.

5 Ways Google My Business Will Work for Your Local Business

  1. GMB allows you to easily update your information from one place – Once you claim your listing on Google My Business, you’ll be able to update anything you wish regarding your business or online presence. You also have the ability to add pictures and even virtual tours if you want, thus making it simple for people to get a real idea about your place.
  2. Connect with your customers through Google+ – You can chat with fans and customers directly through your company Google+ page, sharing content, and news. You can also start and conduct a Hangout on Air.
  3. Manage customer reviews – This one is the most talked about feature: being able to see, respond and manage reviews on Google from one centralized location. Be sure you have a plan for handling your customer’s reviews, good or bad, and make sure anyone who will be posting to this page understands what you would like to accomplish.
  4. Run your business on the go – Using the Android and iOS apps, you can access any part of the Google My Business platform wherever you happen to be.
  5. Customer Insights – Another cool feature. GMB shows you a number of useful statistics, such as where your customers are driving from. This can be useful when planning new campaigns. Another plus is that you can easily integrate your Google Analytics account into GMB. This also goes for for Google Adwords.

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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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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