Get Your Business To 100% In Google My Business

One does not simple edit business info in Google Places Last week, Google started rolling out the new Google My Business platform to much applause from the industry. Several experts have provided excellent coverage already (thanks, Danny Sullivan and Mike Blumenthal)… but that’s not what I'm here for today. Quick Aside: I originally planned on sharing the fact that businesses could FINALLY change their Local Carousel photo, but the new GMB dashboard broke that functionality. Before the rollout, if you chose a user image that wasn’t a logo, it would become your Carousel photo. SO – let’s all keep an eye out and see if this starts working [...]


Google My Business: A Visual Tour Of Google’s New Tool For Local Businesses & Brands

Google My Business is Google's new unified interface designed to make life easier for local businesses as well as brands to be better found within Google. It's a big, huge change. Our visual tour below is designed to give you an overview. Getting Started Google My Business was announced today. You'll find our overview story here about it. Google's main entry point for those wanting to use Google My Business is here, where you're greeted by this page: New, Existing Or Non-Local Business? The "Get on Google" buttons are most prominent, and you can use those rather than "Sign in" even if [...]


New “Google My Business” Simplifies Local Marketing For SMBs

Google My Business For quite some time since the introduction of Google+ Local, managing local listings and content across Google properties has confused many local SEOs and local business owners alike. Now Google has launched a new, integrated approach called Google My Business. The core idea is to make it “easier than ever to update business information across Google Search, Maps and Google+.” Think of it as a kind of rudimentary CRM platform for small businesses (SMBs). I haven't spoken yet to Google about it but Mike Blumenthal, who got advanced exposure to the product and is a Top Contributor in [...]


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