Started in 2011, Google My Business is a program launched by the Mountain View-based tech giant that aims to increase the web footprint of small businesses.
The platform provides SEO tips for free and helps them reach more customers by updating their information on Google. The community-based organization has brought together owners, members, and local leaders together.
However, the service has had its fair share of hiccups with users recently complaining that their businesses were getting suspended for no reason at all while others said that the Info tab was not working for them
Google My Business increases a business’s presence by listing them on Google Maps and ranking them on search. Customers can leave reviews with owners able to respond to the reviews. All in all, it is a great tool for those looking to expand their reach.
Having said that, it looks like a new issue is plaguing many. Google My Business users are now reporting (1,2,3,4,5,6,7) that they are having issues ranking their business on the platform.
Many say that even though they have verified their business, it is not showing up in Google Search. This is really worrisome for those who use the platform to increase reach and revenue.
I have a verified My Business account. When I manage my profile, I can “View on Search” and “View on Maps”. Here’s the link to my business profile: GMB LINK I have following what google recommends and fill up all (I assume) the necessary data, keep…