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Google Business Account

Having a Google Business Account can offer several benefits for authors, including:

  • Increased Visibility: By setting up a Google My Business listing, authors can make their business more discoverable to potential customers through search engines and Google Maps. This can make it easier for people to find and learn more about an author's work.

  • Improved Online Reputation: A Google Business Account allows authors to manage their online presence by posting updates, responding to reviews, and uploading photos and videos. This can help build trust with potential readers and improve an author's reputation.

  • Insights and Analytics: Google provides detailed insights and analytics about how people are interacting with an author's listing. This information can be useful for understanding what people are looking for and how to better meet their needs.

  • Local SEO: A Google Business Account can improve an author's local search engine optimization (SEO) by providing more information about their business to Google. This can help their listing show up higher in local search results, making it easier for people to find them.

Overall, a Google Business Account can be a valuable tool for authors looking to increase their visibility, improve their online reputation, and better understand their audience.

To open a Google business account, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Google My Business website (https://www.google.com/business/)
  2. Click on "Start now"
  3. Enter your business name, address, and phone number
  4. Verify your business location by either receiving a postcard in the mail or a phone call
  5. Fill out your business information, such as hours of operation, website, and categories
  6. Add photos to showcase your business
  7. Review and submit your information

Once you've completed these steps, your business should be visible on Google Maps and search results.