Valerie V Show: Google My Business- Short Name Feature!

Valerie V Show: Google My Business- Short Name Feature!

– Hey everybody, Valerie V Show. Today we are going to talk about your Google My Business listing. There’s a new feature
that lets you shorten how people find you. It’s @ and then whatever your
shortened little tag line or name is, and I’m gonna
show you how to do it, where to find it, and
what it actually does once it’s approved, which in my case only took a few minutes. This is a really neat new feature and of course there’s other features that we’ve talked about, so
we’ll be back in one second. (upbeat pop music) Hi, this is Valerie, and
what I’m showing you today is something that just came to my email. You can now, on Google My Business, this is for your Google
My Business listing, this is your profile
directory listing on Google. You need to log in, you should be admin of your own business listing, and you can now claim your short name. What that means is that
you can claim @ whatever you want it to be, in this
case it picked SalonColore. And, once you claim your short name, it’s easier to share with people. So, it looks to me like Google is trying to make it much more user friendly. So here I am logged in to
LTC Expert Publications, and let’s go to info. This is where you’re
gonna find that option. All right, so you can see our
address, our service areas, and then here, right
here, this little @ sign, is something new, and
this is where you add it. So all you do is hit edit,
there’ll be nothing there the first time, and then once you edit it, you enter your short name, so I just chose ltcep, and I hit apply. Hey, so this is what it looks
like from my cell phone. So if I typed in @ltcep
in to Google search from my Android phone,
then the map comes up and LTC Expert Publications and da da da. So if you were giving somebody
directions or telling them, you can just type in from your
phone @ you know abchomecare or whatever you choose this to be. And it will just pop up the
map and offer directions, start, call and message. Pretty cool. Also, we’ve talked about
posting in the past. Posting to your Google My Business page. You should absolutely be doing that. Right here you can see
a post eight hours ago, one day ago, so everyday there are posts coming to our Google My Business page. Important for you to be doing that. You don’t have to do it everyday, but a couple times a month, especially if you have
an event or an offer, you can always do that. And also, they’re gonna
try to convince you to advertise, I would
not do that necessarily, it can get really expensive,
just like Google AdWords, so I’m not a fan for home
care agencies in particular, to do this, but if you have
another business that you know relies on Google heavily, you might want to think about this. Okay, that’s it. I just wanted to show you that
you can add your short name and if you do have a
Google business profile you may have received this. Okay, thanks everybody, talk to you later. (upbeat pop music)

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1 Comment

  1. Hi Valerie, I'm still not clear about his. For example, my companies name is Handyman on the hill & O'Donovan's Painting Service. How would I shorten that?

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