If you have a Gmail account, you already have a Google+ account. However, if you're creating one for your business you will want to make a Google+ Brand page. This works similarly to a Facebook Business Page. Once, you've done that, you should also consider making a Google+ Local Page. But, how do you know if this is the right choice for you?
If you're business has a physical location, or you service customers in a particular area and you would like them to be able to find you through Google Maps, Google Search, Google Earth, and other Google tools, then a Local Google Page is right for your company.
You'll have two choices when you create your Local Page:
- Storefront Business: If your business has a physical location this is the right option for you.
- Service Area Business: Choose this option if you are a service based business that provides care to customers at their location, or offer digital goods and do not have a physical location.
Once you set up your page and list your hours and any other relevant information for your customers, you're all set. Your local page does not need to be maintained, unless you move locations or change our business hours. To do that, simply log in and update your page.
Creating and managing a Local Google Page is simple and an effective tool for your business. So make sure to set aside a couple of minutes to create yours today.