Google My business map is one of the 3 places you can view the success of your optimisation effort. The results of a map search are found on the left hand side of the map. In the past the map view was representative of the search term. But it appears on the latest update of Google Maps this has changed.
Firstly Google Maps seems to now provide a spring board for telling the left hand Business listings the area to show. This is great news because you can now see how broad the range of your business coverage is. Secondly you can also see how strong your competitors are in the next town village or City all through a visual moving and live update of the map itself.
However, this live update feature makes the use of Google My business listings even more interactive with mobile users just opening up a GPS area on the map and searching for any service in the screen for a business result. Google My Business map is now even more usable with this feature.
In conclusion, Never underestimate the need for Google My Business . With Google empowering local guides adding local information, no business is safe from edits!
With so many unclaimed business on GMB its about time you claimed your business.
Googles communication isn’t always great. If you want to resolve some common errors directly with Google My Business maps, the quickest and most effective way I’ve found is to communicate with them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/googlemybusiness) by either posting on their wall or messaging the page directly, or you can Tweet them or direct message them on Twitter using https://twitter.com/googlemybiz
So please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions. If you have a feature we havent covered or can think of a way this could be used as part of your GMB optimisation process then let me know.