So let’s get started by establishing the fact this understanding needs to start right from the basics if you want Google My Business to become a lot clearer quickly
What Is Google My Business (GMB) Video
What is GMB? It’s a question that many ask and few answer…today that changes.
1000s out there just want it explained clearly and easily. If you know nothing other than it’s from Google or it’s something that everyone says will help my business then this video and article are tailored for you.
Actually, let me give you a warm welcome to my video channel. It has been built with several aims. But one that is a constant, is providing videos that explain what Google My Business can do. This video channel presents itself at several different entry levels to suit you. This is the beginning. Go here for the other 4 levels of Google My Business.
Is Google My Business complex?
Well is explaining the taste of a banana complex? Yes and no. Explaining a complex item can be challenging. Imagine an alien came to earth explain how a mobile phone works, remarkably we take it for granted today…but it was only just over a decade ago we saw Apple release the iPhone summer 2007. Alternatively, can you describe the taste of a banana?
With the banana, you need to either try it or relate to it. So if asked, Can you describe the taste of a banana, some may say sweet. Others may ask well have you tried a melon or pineapple as it’s a similar taste
What is Google my business in relatable terms?
The point is many need something they can relate to. If I define GMB it may not help. “Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool from Google that helps business owners manage their online presence across the search engine and its growing portfolio of utilities. SEO professionals use GMB listings to leverage a location-based strategy. Creating a GMB listing is the first step to local search success”
So GMB is based on several things you will know and have tried before. So is Google My Business difficult to explain? Not really.
With all situations, one of the key ways to explain something is to understand what your audience already knows.
Unless you try it for yourself it’s impossible to fully understand it. So further in this article, I have a video that will take you through the setup of Google My Business.
GMB is a lot easier once you take the first few steps and get the ball rolling for yourself…I can hold your hand all the way on this.
4 things you do know
I’m going to explain GMB using 4 well known tools you will know
With a mobile phone, does the alien understand how a computer works on his spaceship, or does he understand visual communication? Your looking for a common starting point
So you know how Google works right?
Assume know Google big search engine and how to make money? Advertising to a huge number of traffic from providing many useful apps and tools like Gmail, Google calendar, and Google search engine….trustworthy results
I’ll assume you know Street view from Google
It’s the beginning of a virtual reality map, a 3d version to Google maps….visual clarity on the high street
You know directories before internet search as well?
Assume you know what yellow pages were in the 1980s…lists and lists of businesses indexed, so if you need a plumber, you want s local hearing aid fitter, or s local fence fitter….local business index
Finally, you are aware of Trip Advisor and Check-a-trade
Check a Trade or Trip Advisor. These are places you go to for recommendations. When you want trustworthy ratings from real customers. If you have friends or family you tend to ask them first and then go to these extensions of trade recommendation in your neighbourhood. Google my Business is aiming to be just that, a database of reliable reviews.
So that’s a simple way to view it. Google My Business is a hub of information that should provide local customers with trust worthy results. It’s done through the great big search engine Google with a visual place on a map, local to you and with reliable reviews
So where do you start? You saw the video above right?. You may also need a video on how to register your GMB listing. If you have done that then head to GMB for dummies
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How can I set up Google My Business?
Now you know the answer to the question What Is Google My Business, you are now in a great place to get started. Setting up Google My Business is easy when you’re in the know. But quite often mistakes are made as a little knowledge can be dangerous. So let’s get you starting off the right way. Please watch this video and within half an hour of watching this, you will be confident to know exactly what to do.
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