The newly launched Google My Business is a free online opportunity to connect with your customers by making your business information from Google Search, Maps and Google+ instantly available in one place. Customers will be able to find your business quickly and easily from a PC or mobile device. By bringing these Google services together, managing your business data becomes much simpler for you, and more coherent for those who are searching the internet to find businesses like yours.
What information does it give?
All your details on Search, Maps and Google+ will be available on Google My Business. You can enter, edit and update information, which includes:
• Business description, contact info and links, opening hours • Travel directions • Your Business Maps virtual tour • Photos - to show what’s special about your business • News, events and other updates from your Google+ page • Customer ratings and reviews, with the opportunity for you to respond • Data on how customers interact with your business using custom insights, Analytics and integration with Adwords Express You’ll also soon be able to manage your information on the go when the Google My Business Android and iOS apps launch in the near future.
How do I get started?
If you already have a Places for Business and Google+ account you’ll automatically be upgraded to Google My Business. Otherwise you can get started here https://www.google.com/business/