You may have noticed there have been some changes to the Google ecosystem lately, especially in relation to Google+. What you may not have come to grips with yet is how a new Google+ is going to affect your Google Local Page, the page where you used to accumulate all of those outstanding reviews from happy customers.
But before we explore how to get more awesome reviews, let me bring you up to speed on the latest from Google.
Get Started With Google My Business
It’s easiest to think of Google+ as “the Stream” now (not “having a Google+ Page for Local”), and Google My Business as the dashboard that contains handy information about your Google Listing. It is via Google My Business that you connect your listings in Adwords as well.
Don’t have a page yet? Hop on over to google.com/business and set one up for your location.
There is another way, though. The world is increasingly going mobile, and so is Google. In the video below, I show you how to add a location “there and then” at a business using Google Maps:
Once the page is created and claimed, it will be managed through the Google My Business app on mobile or desktop.
Managing Your Listing
Now that you are all set up, you will want to access and manage your page. Once you log into your dashboard via desktop or mobile, you will see pages you have permission to manage. (And if you want the mobile app, then you can download it here for Android and iOS.)
Google My Business will give you …
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