In June 2014 Google amalgamated Google Places or Google Local with other Google apps into a new service called "Google My Business".
And it's a lot more powerful than ever - so you definitely need to have an optimised listing and work it if you want your business to be found online.
When you "claim" your listing or add your business, Google My Business will add your business information to Google Search, Google Maps and Google+, allowing customers to find your business on desktop and mobile devices. You can add photos and virtual tours, get reviewed by your customers and include business information like address, phone, opening hours and more. When properly linked up to your website and other Google Apps - the benefits really start to kick in.
The new service also pulls in custom insights and integrations with AdWords Express, which will help you better understand how people are finding your business on Google, what they’re clicking on, where they’re coming from when clicking on directions, and other trends over time.
The insights are designed to give businesses more information about their Google+ audience and content, including visibility, engagement metrics, and demographic data.
Even if you don't have a depot or office location, I still recommend adding your business to Google My Business. Use your registered address (your accountant) if you don't want to use your home address.
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