What’s the difference between Google Plus and Google My Business?
Google Plus is no longer an active platform. It was Google’s version of a social media network, similar to Facebook, where businesses could post status updates, share photos and links, and obtain followers. In fact, Google used to require all business to have a Google Plus page. Google Plus profiles were no longer necessary once Google My Business accounts enabled social posting and an audience engagement interface, and of course they are no longer relevant as the platform has been discontinued.
If I create more than one Google My Business profile, will it improve my ranking?
Google is always striving to provide the most superior experience for its users, which requires relevant, valuable, and accurate information. That being said, you should not create more than one Google My Business listing. Creating duplicate profiles under different suite numbers or office numbers at the same address, and/or creating a new profile for each service you offer is not a best practice, and could have an adverse effect on your Google ranking.
If you have one business and one location you will want to associate only one business profile with it. Otherwise, you run the risk of confusing search engines and consumers alike. Aside from making it increasingly difficult for consumers to find your business both online and offline, these types of inconsistencies can also present prospects with an unorganized and unprofessional first impression.
If your business has more than one location, you can manage multiple listings under one account.
How do I get my business on Google?
In order to get your business to show up on Google Search (local results) and Maps, you must set up a Google My Business account. You can then optimize your listing to rank higher in search results and get chosen by consumers.
For more help with improving your visibility, increasing traffic, and gaining more customers through Google, check out our Google My Business Knowledge Center: