Google My Business for Places

Bobbie Grennier
Bobbie Grennier does Google Search Marketing, My Business/Places Optimization, Google+ Local SEO. Google Local Pro offers Advanced My Business Consulting and Santa Cruz Web Designer, Local SEO, Internet Marketing.
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Common questions about Google My Business.

Cost? Totally free service that Google provides for business owners to help integrate their services and products onto Google’s search engine results.

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+. 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+.

How do I manage multiple business locations?

If your business has ten or more locations, you can add them all at once using the bulk upload tool. Go to Google My Business Locations to upload and edit your locations. Learn More Google offered up this Google Hangout for you to gather more information about Google My Business: Watch the replay of the Google Hangout for My Business.

Or watch the video below:

If you find you are still having issues with Google’s switch from Places to the new My Business structure, please feel free to contact me. Overall I’m finding that I really like the new structure because it brings many services into one location. It is however still not integrated all the way with other essential services like Adwords, although you can access Adwords Express from the new dashboard.

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