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The latest updates on Google My Business.

This post is part of a continuing series of monthly updates on the #1 search tool used by ready-to-buy customers. For all the updates, or to see additional information, read Attract More Customers with Google My Business.

Google My Business Fresh New Look

Google is demonstrating a real commitment to improvements for business on their Google My Business platform. With ongoing enhancements, you can expect to see a fresh new look when you log in next time. Updated colours and graphics give the Home menu a more modern feel with direct access to the most common features.

Along with updates graphics, businesses now have larger cover images and photos to show off their business, staff, location and products.

A Walk-Thru Plan

New to Google My Business or recently verified your Listing? Google created a walk-thru “Plan” customized to your Listing, indicating the work YOU need to do. Look for this link at the top of your Home menu.

Or watch for this pop-out on the right hand side of your screen on desktop.

Google will give you a Task list including responding to Reviews, update photos and take a closer look at your Insights. Keeping on top of the recommended Tasks from Google will help promote your Listing and improve your search rank results.


Barb McGrath’s been cracking the online code for nearly 20 years. She helps local businesses get to the top of Google with digital marketing training, web design, SEO, online reputation and advertising. Most importantly, she’s earned the trust of Google. Barb runs the only Google-approved agency designed to show you how to turn the online “stuff” into in-store buyers. If you depend on in-person customers, you need Barb’s step-by-step, online marketing plan to generate a steady stream of onsite buyers and make it rain money. She is the host of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, a local radio show and iTunes and Google Podcast.

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