Yesterday Google invited all of us to join in on their live webinar to share more of the new benefits of it’s latest release Google My Business, so we decided to jump in on the action.
A little impersonal with not much engaging interaction, Google partners representative Alex and Jade Wong dove right into the demo of the Google My Business explaining some of the new features within it’s dashboard.
Jade explained many of the new My Business features we have already seen released such as a new dashboard that allows for easy navigation to any of the applications needed to monitor everything from your Google + insights, Reviews and even your sites analytics.
“A key part of a local businesses success is getting online.” – Jade Wong
Some of the other great features of the new Google My Business dashboard noted are the ability to a storefront image or walkthrough video right to your page.
The new dashboard also shows you your level of completeness your profile has reached. This is a plus for business owners that helps them grow their profile to a point to where your profile is maximized.
The new dashboard also shows you a clear list of the items left to complete in order to reach your profiles maximum potential. A list is shown off to the right side of the screen displaying the list of “to-do” items helping you finish incomplete items.
Previously not discussed in any detail was the mobile application version and web versions of Google My Business. The Google team explained more about how the mobile application works and how business owners can leverage it and get more out of their experience.
Below you can see the synergy pointed out between desktop, mobile and mobile web applications in a single dashboard and the ease of use for business owners.
The new mobile apps are designed to provide easy navigation and use from one touchpoint. As shown below it’s easy to navigate directly to your business editor from any mobile device and make changes as needed.
Although the team did not speculate on an actual release date for the iOS version of the application you can see below in the screen shots that the app is in development and should be released soon.
Even though Google’s My Business webinar was brief, lasting only 30 minutes from start to finish including questions including the ever popular “Bulk Upload”, which still wasn’t answered it did provide some useful information.
The new dashboard is available now at google.com/mybusiness. It is available across 236 regions and in 65 languages.
Also, Google is providing support at http://support.google.com/business
We look forward to more control over our business listings with the new dashboard that is Google My Business. Read more about some of the features in our original blog here.