Google Adds New Features for Businesses Affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Google has recently updated help documentation to allow businesses that may have been affected by COVID-19 to provide details about their business. Google states,

If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers. For example, change your hours of operation if you’re closing early, or add more details to your description. The updates will show on your Business Profile on Google Search and Maps.

These new features will show in both Google search and in Maps, providing customers with needed information about the availability of your business. If you are impacted in any way that might change how your business hours are impacted, or you need to update the phone number to go to your home or mobile number, or anything else, Google wants you to let your customers know about that. People use Google search all the time to look for updated information on your business and Google is reminding you to update your Google My Business listing with those details. 

High Level Marketing is dedicated to assisting our clients adapt to an ever-evolving search ecosystem, and this is no exception. We encourage our clients and new businesses alike to contact us with any questions.

Michael Cipielewski