Google My Business is a powerful tool that helps businesses of every size get found online. But unless managed properly, it can also have negative consequences, like providing too little information about your business to prospective clients or giving undeserved weight to negative reviews. Fortunately, managing your business’s page is fairly quick and simple. Here we’ll use C&J’s Classic Cars as an example.
Note: This article covers editing an existing Google Business page. For information about creating a new Google Business page, try visiting Google’s My Business explainer page, or searching online.
How to Find and Edit Your Google My Business Page
1. First, make sure you’re signed into your Google account. If you’re not signed in, you won’t be able to make changes to your business page. To sign in, type “Google.com” into your browser and click the “Sign in” button.
2. The easiest way to find your Google Business page is to search for your company in Google, either by a regular Google search, or by visiting plus.google.com and searching for your business there.
At the top of the search results you should see your website, and a link leading you to your Google+ Business page
3. Next click the “Manage this page” button to make changes or upload posts or pictures.
4. After choosing to manage your page, you’ll be taken to your dashboard, where you can edit your business’s vital information, post new text, pictures, and content, or see information about visitors to your site and what they did.
Click the pencil icon to the right of the section you want to change.
6. After clicking the pencil icon, you’ll be able to make changes to that portion of your account. Make sure you save your changes by clicking the “Done Editing” button at the bottom, which will take you back to your dashboard.
8. After choosing what you want to share, a box will open for you to enter text, pictures, etc. The screenshot below is for pictures, but the basics are the same for text, videos, or any other choice. Click the “Share” button when finished to be returned to the Dashboard.
That covers just about everything you’ll need to know to update or edit your business’s Google page. By spending just a few minutes taking advantage of this powerful tool, you can maximize your business’s reach online and potentially draw in new customers with a few clicks of a button.