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Google Business Profile and SEO

SEO
June 04, 20221 min read

Update: Google My Business is now Google Business Profile
While the features available for updating your Google Business Profile has changed drastically, the below information remains accurate.

What is Google My Business?
"Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. To help customers find your business, and to tell them your story, you can verify your business and edit your business information."

Courtesy of: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3038063?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en


Why should I use Google My Business?
Not only does a Google My Business account that is verified and optimized help you rank better on Google Search, but it also benefits you as acting both as a social media platform that assists you in sharing business information with the public and one that further supports your SEO.


You can also sync your GMB with your Bing Business account to ensure they have the same information.  Gmb is also integrated with systems for local SEO reporting.


How do I get started with Google My Business?
If you have a well established business, you should be able to simple search for your business name and click on "Own this Business?" to begin the process of claiming the page OR navigate to https://www.google.com/business to get started. ​

Google Business Profile Screenshot formerly Google My Business

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