Google Urges Businesses to Update Listings in Recent COVID-19 Outbreak

Covid 19 outbreak has affected businesses across the globe, as a range of precautionary measures is being taken globally to contain the spread of the virus. Google recently released a notice with a header on Google My Business support pages, which stated that the business being affected by the Corona Pandemic should update their profile to provide the most accurate info amid Lockdown Now.

This notification from Google came amid the global crisis after the Corona virus infectious diseases outbreak when businesses are facing the crisis; employees are working part-time or from home. The notification urged businesses to update their working hours, phone numbers, and business descriptions to give their customers a better insight into their business along with the precautionary measures that they are taking in their business premises.

Digital marketing companies in Kolkata have also fast-tracked the process and are suggesting their clients to do the same on their Google profiles, this update will allow the businesses to stay connected to their clients and provide them with the most accurate information.

A huge number of people are practicing self-isolation or self-quarantine to curb the spread of the Novel Corona Virus under government instructions. This sudden change in the dynamics of businesses and government guidelines around the globe has caused a setback to a range of business organizations.

Hence, as per Google business directives, the business should update a range of information on their Google profile including –

Changing your business hours
Updating your phone numbers
Create a post
 

A detailed update of the precautionary measure taken at the business premises to prioritize the health of the customers and employees amid the spread of Businesses could use posts to communicate with their clients, services available amid this global crisis and other updates .
These updates made on your business profile will reflect on Google Maps and SERP’s.