How do customers find you online? For most, it starts with a search in Google. For that reason, it’s critical to ensure that your information in Google is up-to-date and accurate. One of the best ways to do this is by using Google My Business. What Is Google My Business? If you’ve spent any time online, you’ve probably stumbled across Google My … [Read more...] about What is Google My Business?
Google My Business
If there's one topic we get the most questions about from our clients, it's definitely Google My Business. And understandably! Google My Business is notoriously confusing and hard to use (sorry Google!). You might not even know what Google My Business is, but you've definitely seen it action: A Google My Business listing helps you show up in … [Read more...] about How to Update Your Google My Business Listing
Most businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 situation, and Google is no exception. While Google is still functional, they are restricting the number of employees in their offices at a time. This means that some Google My Business functions will be impacted. These are the changes, straight from Google: Business Information Edits We will … [Read more...] about Google My Business Pages and COVID-19: What’s Impacted
During these uncertain and rapidly-changing times, it's important to keep your customers informed so they can stay connected. If you want to keep everyone in the loop about your response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) as it develops, Google has just added a few feature that makes that easier. Google My Business now has a special post type for COVID-19 … [Read more...] about How to Post COVID-19 Updates to Your Google My Business [VIDEO]
Early in September, Google began rolling out changes to Google My Business that may impact your page. They announced that they are removing distance-based service areas from all Google My Business profiles. How Do I Know if This Impacts My Page? You may have received an email from Google with the subject line of: “[Business name], review … [Read more...] about Google My Business Changes May Impact Your Page
It's been on the horizon for months, looming for years, but now it's finally time - Google+ is no more. Google announced a few months ago that its struggling social network would finally be retired, but a recently-revealed security breach moved their final days from August 2019 to April 2019. Here is everything you need to know and do now that … [Read more...] about Google+ Is Shutting Down – Here’s What You Need to Do
So, Google. We need to talk. I appreciate everything you do for me - answering my stupid questions, giving me direction, helping me solve "who's that actor" arguments...but changing things and not telling anyone? That has got to stop. If you've dabbled in digital marketing, you've probably heard of Google+ or Google My Business. If not, you've … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Google+ Business Page?
You can't afford to ignore online reviews - your customers sure don't. 88% of consumers read reviews to determine the quality of a local business. Before ever picking up the phone, your customers will be searching for your online reviews. If you don't have any, they may not buy. But getting online reviews is a struggle many business owners face. … [Read more...] about How to Get Reviews