June 26, 2019, one comes across yet another wonderful characteristic at the Google Local Map Listings portal.
This gateway is a hugely popular resource for publicizing on the internet, used by companies, world-wide.
You can now create a short profile URL to improve your online promotion campaign for own establishment registered at this platform.
Even earlier, companies listed at the GMB platform had the facility for sharing the link with own customers for promoting own in-house posts, images and particulars.
But the permalink was by default very long. It eliminated the possibility for an enterprise to print it on it’s official visiting card.
Then, it contained too many characters making it impossible for own self as well as the recipients to remember it.
However, forthwith you have the choice to form a shortened web address for your listed establishment at this program.
That would enable one recall the uniform resource locator easily due to having very few number of letters inside it.
Your clients may be able to recollect your company name and details after observing the abridged form of domain address at this website.
This is how one may straightaway make a tiny GMB Shortname by logging-in the platform ! Please see the screenshot below !
You would notice the text saying “Home”, highlighted in light blue background at the top left, just below your organization’s name.
Create A Short Profile URL At Google Local Map Listings
At this moment, click on “Info”, which is the third tab just below “Posts” in the same sidebar at the left.
Scroll down a bit and observe the second column i.e the one in the center of your screen and you would spot the symbol “@” as below !
Kindly spot the “@” symbol within the red border rectangle marked at the screenshot picture above.
Incidentally, our site address is already entered inside, but it would be blank in your case, inviting you to type-in your chosen shortname.
Click the edit icon at the right, within the same box. Form any abridged internet address within the empty field as in the screenshot below !
Though the program allows you to go up to 32 characters, but it would be suggestible to contain yourself to a maximum of 15.
However in case of any compulsion go ahead and generate a longer name – Preferably till 20 letters at the most.
At this point, hit the blue color text written as “Apply” in the photo screenshot above.
That’s it. Job completed. Your official company listing at this maps portal now has a finer permalink than before.
Improve Your Online Promotion Campaign By Sharing The Link
You forthwith possess a highly valuable domain address for your enterprise. It could be shared with clients or prospective leads for internet publicity of your website.
Finally, we present almost the same screenshot (only slightly different) which was used as the first image in this article post.
Notice the screenshot below !
Spot the shortname, within a red border rectangle displayed at the right in the photo above.
This is a confirmation of your having developed an abridged domain identification on this platform.
Go ahead and develop an account for digital marketing of your portfolio at this powerful tool, today.
Share this shortened web address with your existing buyers and potential consumers and prospective followers.
This exercise encourages clients to write a review for your company listed at the Google My Business account.
Video – Get started at the GMB platform !
- Stand out by showing potential consumers what makes your establishment special, through photos on your account.
- Post events and offers and provide an option for bookings to connect with shoppers.
- Make clients keep coming back again by helping them discover your zonal listing through keywords.
Does Google Offer Any Allied Services Apart From GMB For Local Businesses ?
Yes. Online as well as offline stores can receive payments for goods they sell through an app called – “Google Pay For Business”. Buyers having the same application installed on their mobile phones can make payments through QR codes or Phone Number or Tez mode (for transactions in India) to online shopping websites which display the “Buy With Google Pay” button. This is convenient for purchasers as it eliminates the need for them to enter-in their debit or credit card details on the concerned E-commerce website. However, physical shops need to have the NFC-enabled reader and compatible POS system hardware to avail the facility. G Pay can also be used by vendors to receive payments for services provided to vendees. All payments are automatically transferred to the seller’s or consultant’s bank account. Stores and solution providers would need to verify their business as in the screenshot above.
Is There Any Connection Between The GMB Platform And G Pay ?
Mobile users finding sellers and service providers at the GMB local maps website can view which ones out of the listed establishments accept payments through “G Pay”. This application is downloadable through “Google Play” as in the screenshot above. The G Pay App also contains a custom business channel helping you list your products for sale. Enterprises marketing their goods and solutions in-house are searchable by shoppers and service seeking vendees from within this App.