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Jan232019

Google My Business Adds New Features for Service-Area Businesses

Sign up for Google My Business online or download the app on Google Play or the App Store.

Google My Business has introduced today new features to help service area businesses (SAB) better connect and serve customers within their service area.

With the updates rolling out today, businesses now have the ability to share their business information, including service areas on Google Maps and Google Search.

Through the update, Google now offers an improved sign-up that will guide businesses signing up for the first time through the setup process.

The new setup process for local service area business now begins with the question “Do you want to add a location customers can visit, like a store or office?”

The GIF animation below shows the new sign-up setup process for service-area business:

google my bunsiness new sign-up setup for service area businesses

Answering a “no,” will direct a user to specifically designed setup process for service area businesses where they can add various areas they serve instead of a static address.

Business is allowed to add specific information related to their serving areas such as postal codes or cities.

This information will then help potential customers who discover a business profile on Google locating the right servicing for their area.

Google also allows businesses to make an adjustment to the settings as needed at a later time.

For service-area businesses who also have a “storefront address” along with “service area” — now have an ability that allows them to add or edit this specific information separately.

Google My Business existing users already have an option to edit business information from the Google My Business dashboard.

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