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The Handbook of Google My Business Account

You can create a Google business account using 'Google My Business' to enable online presence and marketing. Setting up a google business account is a simple process and requires verification to gain authenticity over your business profile.

Are you running a business or a freelance professional handling your clients' business? You are reading the best article to get excellent ideas to enhance your business.

Be it a small business or large enterprise, creating a google my business account would increase the reach. Most of the time, people google and check reviews before visiting a restaurant, textile showroom, electronic outlets, other services. When you get your Google business profile verified and managed effectively, you can witness exponential growth in revenue.

What is Google My Business Account?


Google My Business is an account where you can create the professional profile of your business, share details of your services, location, latest offers, working hours, website (if any), brand logo, photos, etc.

Is Google My Business Worth it?


Yes, it is worth creating an account. When you have done so, people get to know about your services when they search on Google. While you have appropriately set-up your google business profile, you get a chance to convert the search into your customer. Then the customers share their views on your service in the reviews column. Basis the customer reviews, you can improve your service and attract more customers. 

Yes, it is worth creating an account. When you have done so, people get to know about your services when they search on Google. While you have appropriately set-up your google business profile, you get a chance to convert the search into your customer. Then the customers share their views on your service in the reviews column.

How Much does Google My Business Cost?


Google My Business is free. You can create an account, add to google my business listing, get it verified, and manage it. The complete service - including performance analysis, website creation, customer engagement, and more - is free of cost.

How to Add a Local Business to Google?


To add your business to Google business listing, you have to follow the steps as given below:
  • visit the home page of google my business,
  • type your business name,
  • choose the category,
  • add location details (if any),
  • add the postal address (as necessary) to get verification code,
  • add details of the areas your services cover,
  • add a phone number,
  • add business hours,
  • add a description,
  • add brand logo and photos, and
  • and choose website details.
I have explained the steps for setting up the account in detail in the article 'How to Add Business to Google My Business'?

How to Use Google My Business Effectively?


You have to add SEO keywords in the description, posts, and all other applicable places. Presenting accurate information related to business hours, products, and service areas will be of great help. Keep the details of events and discounts updated on your profile.

You can check your profile information on the 'info' tab and update the details if necessary.

Google Business offers options for creating a website for your business.

I have provided complete information on effectively handing the google business profile in the article 'How to manage Google Business Account?'

You can add a new business location using the 'add new location' tab. Multiple accounts can be associated using the 'linked accounts' tab. 

I have explained about user roles, capabilities, steps to change user roles, and procedure to transfer google business profile to a new user in the article 'How to Change Email-id in Google Business?'

Customer Engagement


Google My Business drives customer engagement by allowing them to share ratings and reviews. You can add a Q&A session and share your contact number so that your customers can ask specific queries.

The more you customize your business profile, the more user friendly it will become.

How to Delete a Google Business Account?


You can delete a particular location or the complete google business account using the 'Manage locations' tab. There are also options to mark locations as temporarily / permanently closed.

Conclusion


You can create, customize, and manage google business accounts in a few clicks. The business profile has all the power to carry your services to the next level.

Are you a freelancer who has created the business profile for your client? In such a case, you can manage the account and continue the service. Or, you can explain the procedures to your client and offer a consulting service.
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