Google My Business Short Name URL’s came to our notice in in the summer of 2019. Like the Gold Rush days of the United States and similar to the nineties sales of dot com domains, suddenly you needed to make your claim fast. But did you miss out?
You need to GRAB Yours Today!
In today’s article I’m going to look at 4 areas you need to be aware of before you set out on your trip to the hills (There’s Gold in them thar hills! )
There are a few different ways to find the Short name maker.
You will find it under the menu for “info” then down to the @ section. This is where you can create your short name and add it to the g.page url address.
Google wants you to have a “pithy”, simple, easy to remember way to get more reviews as well, so this new shortened URL helps immensely to succeed in this, though it does come with some limitations.
A) 1st come 1st served
B) Requires at least 5 letters
C) You can only change a shortened URL 3 times a year
Google My Business with a Short URL Name is so useful as my video goes to show. It is now useful to add to business cards, direct visitors to your map profile and business listing, which enables them to get quick directions to your business.
After completing a successful business they can just add the words Review to the short URL name and this will now empower them to write a review.
Its amazing to see but since having the Short URL, its so much easier to send a simple short link to my clients and happy customers. They now don’t need to hunt high and low to find my Google My Business listing, instead a simple small Google Page URL is all they need.
The way it works is you simply add the word “review” after the short name and a forward slash. So here is an example:
In Conclusion, Google wants business listings completed so they are useful for map visitors. Google wants you to complete your listing with 100% accuracy So having a short name makes interaction with visitors and users so much easier.
Most businesses havent claimed their business yet,alone a short name URL. So now is still the time to get ahead of the competition. Don’t be put off by GMB demands for information. If you want to know more or have this done by a professional then take a look at what I do and I’m sure I can help you grow your business.
You may feel overwhelmed by these tutorials, well please don’t worry. If you just want me to do this for you then I’m sure I can try my best to accommodate you. Especially if you are a local business in the Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole area. I’m sure I can get your Google My Business up and running in no time at all.
For my latest Google My Business secrets then make sure you give it a read and watch my video.