Is Google My Business just another rewording by the search engine giant or something a small business owner can really use to market a business? The idea is to create a more unified way for local businesses to be found using all of Google’s available tools. Your business information gets entered on Search, Maps and Google+ so that customers can find you, no matter what device they’re using. The Google My Business interface looks like a social media platform with all your information available on a page that can be clicked on for directions, hours or Google+ updates. If you’re already on Google Places for Business, your account has already been upgraded to Google My Business, and you don’t need to do anything.
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