What is Google My Business ?
Google My Business gets you in front of your customers. You’ll stand out, whether people are looking for you on Google Search or Maps. Any business can sign up for Google My Business. However, only local businesses that work directly with customers at a store or within a defined service area are eligible for a listing on Google Maps.
Google My Business shows the following information.
- Business name
- Business address
- Business telephone number
- Business logo
- Photographs of your business
- One-click direction, call and website buttons
- Popular times
- Hours of operation
Ontrix offers Google My Business Management service. We can help you improve your online visibility and get you in front of your online customers.
What’s the difference between Google My Business, Google Places for Business, and Google+ Pages Dashboard?
If you previously used Google Places for Business or Google+ Pages Dashboard to manage your business information, your account has been automatically upgraded to Google My Business. Google My Business makes it easier than ever to update business information across Google Search, Maps and Google+.
Do I need Google My Business if I already have a website?
Yes. Google My Business complements your existing website by giving your business a public identity and presence on Google. The information you provide about your business can appear on Google Search, Maps and Google+. Your Google My Business pages will get more exposure than your website. Since it’s free, there’s no reason not to set-up your page.
What types of businesses should sign up for Google My Business?
Any business can sign up for Google My Business. However, only local businesses that work directly with customers at a store or within a defined service area are eligible for a listing on Google Maps.
What if I operate my business out of my home?
If you operate a service area business from your private home, or if you meet customers by appointment only, you can still appear on Google Maps. You can set a service area instead of a business storefront address.