The extraordinary closings of most of the shops and the impositions that are minimizing displacements in the area are measures aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus. With the aim of providing users with accurate and reliable information even in an emergency context such as these days, Google invites all those who manage abusiness to update their profile on My Business.
If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide as accurate information as possible to your customers. For example, change the opening hours if the business closes early or add other details to the description. Updates will appear in your business profile on Google Search and Maps.
Google My Business: the appeal to those who run a business
In doing so, following the change, who will look for the activity on the search engine or through Maps will be able to consult updated data, avoiding to move unnecessarily. The change may however not be immediate since Google reserves the right to carry out checks.
Explain if your business operations are affected by COVID-19. You can share information about any additional precautions that the company is taking, if you provide additional services to the community or if you are having delays.
The Mountain View team therefore calls for updating opening time, phone numbers and other ways of communicating. it is also possible create a post in which, for example, list products and services available on the days when the coronavirus is blocking the country. More information on the pages of official support.