Google My Business: Questions and Answers


If you’ve never heard of Google My Business (GMB), it’s a free and easy to use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence.

Starting the process by verifying and editing your business information, you can provide your current and potential clients with everything they need when they want to know more about what you offer, your hours, and more.

    1. How do I get started?

    You’ll be happy to know that GMB is a free service. You can begin attracting new customers with a Google listing with a $0 budget.

    Head over to CLICK HERE and simply click the big green “START NOW” button.

    2. What is a Google Top Contributor?

    Google Top Contributors earn this distinction by sharing their knowledge in Google Help forums and Help on Social. Generally digital marketing professionals, they know the ins and outs of the way Google ticks. To become a Top Contributor, you’ll want to hang out in the Google forums as much as possible.

    As a Google Top Contributor, you’ll have better access to Google themselves. Having Google contacts is something that many business owners can use to their advantage.

    3. What if someone else verified my business?

    Logging on to Google to verify your business, only to find that someone else has done it for you? First make sure that it wasn’t you. With all the accounts we register for it’s not out of the ordinary. Try all your email addresses before anything else.

    If this doesn’t work, request access by singing in to your Google account, searching for the name or address of your business, and contact the current listing owner by filling out an email form.

    If they have verified your business fraudulently and do not respond, you will be able to verify your affiliation with the business in seven days.

    4. I launched my GMB page but it has fake reviews.

    Unfortunately, fake and negative reviews are a big part of online marketing. But don’t let it dissuade you from collecting reviews, since they all boost your SEO. Good ones will give you a higher rating, while bad ones give you the opportunity to respond professionally.

    If you are certain a review is fake, you can attempt to flag it but it is not guaranteed Google will agree with your report.

    5. How do I close my account?

    Shutting your business down? Marking your GMB page as permanently closed is simple. Sign in to your GMB page, and from list view, select the location you want to mark permanently closed. Click the three dot menu icon in the top-right corner of the page, and click “Mark as permanently closed”. This way clients searching for you can be warned before trying to get in touch or stopping by.

    Google My Business is one of the most useful tools for small and large business owners. It opens you up to the world of search engine optimization and accounts for the majority of your search engine ranking.

    If you haven’t already verified your business, you can get started today. Even if you don’t have a storefront, you can be listed! Don’t have the time? Let LinkNow Media put you on the map today!


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