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Old 09-19-2020, 11:09 PM   #1
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Google - My Business Account ?????

Has anyone had experience with setting up a Google My Business account?

They offer simple website design and publishing tools and domain. Any insight?

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Old 10-01-2020, 05:11 PM   #2
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We have a free Google Business page for my day job. But our main web presence is a WordPress site that is hosted at Amazon Lightsail. We use Google as our domain registrar and email / docs / etc. cloud provider.

On of my side jobs is web and marketing consulting. So there's a lot of questions you might want to ask yourself. For example:

1) How big is your business now?
2) How big will it be in a year, two years, etc. . ?
3) What is your marketing budget?
4) Will the site have a shopping cart?
5) Do you have other social media that you wish to integrate into the site?
6) Etc. . .

There's a million ways to do things. For example, it's entirely possible to have your main internet presence be your Facebook page, then use your Google Business page to funnel people over to Facebook.

At the very start, I would suggest being super consistent. So for example if your business name is Joe's Apples, then your facebook would be facebook.com/joesapples, your website would be joesapples.com, your twitter would be @joesapples, etc. . .

Also, if you have some technical background, you can actually get free web hosting at Amazon Web Services if you spin up a "micro" EC2 server on a new account. Then you firewall it behind Cloudflare.com (again using the free account).
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We have a free Google Business page for my day job. But our main web presence is a WordPress site that is hosted at Amazon Lightsail. We use Google as our domain registrar and email / docs / etc. cloud provider.

On of my side jobs is web and marketing consulting. So there's a lot of questions you might want to ask...
Thank you very much for all the time you spent on your post. Very informative and leaves me many questions to think about .

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Thank you very much for all the time you spent on your post. Very informative and leaves me many questions to think about .

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