Most consumers search on Google and use a variety of devices to do so. Your business profile displays information about your business, such as your hours and phone number, to customers on Google Search and Maps. Your business profile is different from your Google My Business listing: it shows up as an app icon on mobile devices and appears in the right sidebar of the search results page in desktop browsers. If you don’t claim your profile, someone else can claim it for themselves—and if they do claim it, you won’t be able to see what they’ve done with it until after February 2019 when Google makes all accounts public by default (meaning anyone can see everything).
Most consumers search on Google and use a variety of devices to do so.
Google is the most popular search engine in the world, with over 90% of all searches done on it. The company also owns YouTube and AdWords (Google Ads), which are both powerful marketing tools for businesses.
When you’re starting a business, you’ll want to have your own Google Business Profile so that customers can easily find your website or social media pages when they’re looking for information about what you do.
Your Business Profile displays information about your business, such as your hours and phone number, to customers on Google Search and Maps.
Google Business Profile is a free tool that displays information about your business, such as your hours and phone number, to customers in Google Search and Maps.
Google Business Profile is important for several reasons:
- It’s easy to add new content to Google Business Profile. You can use the “Edit” button to add or update any items you want on this page (e.g., name, address, hours of operation).
- You can customize what information appears on this page by clicking on “Customize this page” at the top of any section of your profile or by going directly here: https://www.google/business/customize
Your business profile is different from your Google My Business listing.
Google My Business is a free service that helps you connect with customers, answer questions, and improve your online presence.
Your business profile is different from your Google My Business listing. Your business profile is specific to each location you own or manage (e.g., a restaurant chain) while the listing on googlebusiness.com/my-business will show up everywhere across the world when someone searches for “restaurant” or “bar”.
If you don’t claim your profile, someone else can.
If you don’t claim your business profile, someone else can.
If you have a business but don’t have an address in Google My Business, the system will not recognize that as a valid location for your company profile. This means that if someone searches for “restaurant near me” or “auto repair shop near me,” they could view incorrect information about your store because of this mistake by Google. To avoid being left out of these searches entirely, make sure that all relevant information is included on this page as well!
Suppose you don’t have a phone number listed on Google My Business (or any other page). In that case, people aren’t able to contact you via phone calls or emails and leave messages without having been directed there first – which defeats their purpose entirely! You should definitely include one here so customers know how they can reach out if needed – even if only by email address instead of phone number due again lack thereof prior existence within GMB systems’ databases…
You can set up your business profile for free.
You can set up your business profile for free. Just go to https://business.google.com and choose the “Create a Business Profile” button at the top of this page. Once you’ve created your profile, you’ll be able to add additional information about your business like its location, hours of operation, phone number, and more! You can also add photos or videos of yourself or other staff members so potential customers know who they’re dealing with when booking appointments with you online through Google My Business or Google Maps’ driving directions feature (if applicable).
The best part about creating an account on Google Business is that it will give you access to all kinds of resources:
- Reviews from previous customers will appear in search results whenever someone searches for similar keywords related to what type of service(s) were provided by them.* Links back directly onto those websites where possible – such as Facebook pages/websites etcetera.* Social media sharing buttons that allow users who follow certain topics/industries within their local area to network communities around certain areas within specific countries worldwide which include the United Kingdom England Scotland Wales Northern Ireland Ireland Republic Of Ireland Switzerland France Germany Italy Spain Portugal Mexico Argentina Brazil Canada USA
In a world where the average person spends about two hours a day on Google, you should make sure your business profile is up to date and visible. If you don’t claim your business profile, someone else can do so for you at no cost.