Google just launched Google My Business, which it describes as a way for you to “find and connect with your people, wherever you are.” More importantly it helps people find your business.
The offering simply brings together various ways Google already has of helping your business gain visibility (other than, you know, search ranking). It updates your business info on Search, Maps, and Google+ from one place, lets you add photos, share news, events, and updates from your Google+ page, and helps you monitor and respond to Google reviews. It also points you to custom insights and integration with AdWords Express.
You can manage this all with a Google My Business mobile app. It’s on Android now, and will soon launch on iOS.
Google is also upgrading current users of Places for Business and the Google+ Dashboard to the new experience.
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