Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What’s the difference between Google My Business, Google Places for Business, and Google+ Pages Dashboard?

Google is trying to simplify the life of small business owners

The confusion will hopefully come to an end, or at least it might be the beginning of the end.  Here is the official Google statement on the new name and the impact.

 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+.

One dashboard gives you access to all of the search related issues for making sure your small, local business shows up highly ranked on the keywords you care about. That is true. But as with so many things in life, that is just the beginning of the issue.

In order to show up where you want to under the keywords and cities that your customers are looking for, you need to have a whole lot more knowledge and skill. This blog has been established to provide those who like to DIY the opportunity to do so.  For the rest of you, who would prefer to hire a pro who can take care of these issues while you go do things you are better trained and equipped to do, you may want to hire me or some of the other companies that you will see referenced on these pages.

I only take a very limited number of clients at any given time, so I am happy to refer others who I believe can be of help. Don't hesitate to call 310-910-1848 or email me at if you'd like to discuss our services and availability. We do maintain a waiting list when we are full, so don't hesitate to call and discuss your situation. 

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