Google My Business – New and Improved

google-my-businessGoogle announced today a new design update for the Google My Business portal.

My Business is the tool that business owners use to manage and update their Google Business Page.  My Business is a Free tool and should be used by ALL businesses because it allows you to keep up to date the business details that are displayed in “The Knowledge” section of Google search results.  If you don’t have a business page – you probably won’t get anything displayed in this important area of the Google search and Google maps services.

My Business Makeover

My Business navigation has been updated to make it easier to access the primary features, and more straightforward to access multiple locations if you use Google My Business Locations.

You’ll see tabs for editing, photos, insights, and reviews. These tabs provide quick access to the most common user actions.

Merchants with multiple locations or Google+ brand pages will see an updated management experience with two tabs: one for “Locations” and another for Google+ “Brand Pages” where you can view your listings or pages in either a card and a list format. “Contact support” options are also now more prominent so you can find the answers to your questions faster.

The change was announced today – and is expected to roll out world wide soon.


How to Add a Page Manager to a Google+ Business Page

Google+ page owners are able to invite additional people to manage a page. This enables people (other than the page owner) to update and manage content on the page. Only an owner can delete the page, or add or remove managers, however, a manager may remove themselves from a page.

google-my-businessTo add a manager to a Google+ page:

  1. Log in to your Google Account
  2. Go To Google My Business and choose the page you’d like to manage.
  3. Click the gear icon next to your business name and choose Settings.
  4. Click the Managers tab in top navigation menu.
  5. Click Add manager, enter their email address or invite by profile, and click Invite.

This page displays all currente managers as well as people who have been invited to become managers. When a manager invitation is accepted, the owner of the page will be notified via email. The owner and all managers can view the names and email addresses listed on this page.

You can find out more about Google Business Page Owners & Managers