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Using Google+ for an online store

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hey Google team; my business is a food prep meal service


two questions: how can i use google + if my store is an online business. when signing up i was asked to pinpoint my store on the map, how can i do this with an online store?


what are the benefits of using google + for my online store?





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Re: Using Google+ for an online store

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Hi @Stephanie M,


Since you do not want to use a specific address, you want to create a brand page since these are for your purpose (no physical address). When you create your new page, simply click on the Product or Brand box. 


G+ offers many benefits to a business or brand. It connects you to more people online and in your local service area. And your posts are indexed by Google, which puts them into the organic SERPs (search engine result pages). And they are presented to your followers and those connected to them. These are just a few of the many benefits to using G+ for your brand.


Further, you will want to make your your Google My Business listing is updated. This will make sure you are listed on Google Maps in your local area so people searching for your services can find you.


I think this website article will guide you well. It is not mine, nor am I connected to it, but it states everything I would to offer more assistance.  


Please take a look at everything I have presented here and let us know how things go and if we can help further.


Kind Regards,



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Re: Using Google+ for an online store

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Hi @Stephanie M


If you are Online Only, you are not eligible for a Google Business Page.


GMB Guidelines


Best to go with a Brand page in this instance, like @James_Clemens suggested.





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