Google My Business Is Now Google Business Profile
Wed 08 Dec 2021
In the years following its introduction, Google My Business quickly became more and more important to the digital marketing world, offering businesses a quick and easy way to make their brand known to their customers via Google, an undeniably important Social Media for all the reviews that businesses collect. Recently, Google announced an update to Google My Business, rebranding the platform as the Google Business Profile. As the leading marketing managers in Brisbane, the team here at eCentral Marketing Managers would like to discuss exactly what that means for marketing professionals and business owners alike. href
Historically, Google My Business was the platform for making changes to your business, allowing you to edit details such as your location, website, and opening hours. However, all of these details weren't outwardly exposed to customers via Google My Business, but rather through something called the Business Profile, creating some confusion amongst marketing managers everywhere.
With the recent change, Google has put that confusion to rest. Now, you'll edit your Google Business Profile via the Google Business Profile Manager, uniting everything under one, simple banner. Other than simplifying the existing workflow, the change does not mean much to the functionality of these services, allowing businesses to continue using them as they were previously.
Importantly, this means that the Google Business Profile will likely continue to exert the same serious influence over local pack results as Google My Business did, which was thought by some, such as Whitespark, to impact these rankings as much as 36%. If Google Business Profile continues to enjoy such relevance, maintaining and updating these profiles will remain critical for any business.
Google's recent rebranding of their Google My Business service has caused ripples to echo out amongst the SEO world, though the update doesn't seem likely to herald any major changes to the methods used to boost SEO rankings in most contexts. If you would like to enjoy an SEO boost for your business, you can contact eCentral Marketing Managers, the number one choice for all marketing in Brisbane, on 0407 15 13 11.