Google Business Profiles are free tools offered by Google that allows businesses to manage their online presence across various Google services, such as Google Search and Google Maps. It’s an important aspect of local search engine optimization (SEO) and helps businesses connect with customers.
Websites made with Google Business Profiles are basic websites powered by the information on your Business Profile. In March 2024, the websites will be turned off and customers visiting your site will be redirected to your Business Profile instead. The redirect will work until June 10, 2024.
Domains that end with business.site and negocio.site will be removed from the website field on your Business Profile in March. Google recommend that you update your Google Business Profile to point to a new website.
Other than that, your Business Profile won’t be affected. When customers visit your website made with Google Business Profile, they’ll be redirected to your Business Profile instead.
If you don’t have a website made with a Google Business Profile, the changes discussed in this article won’t affect you.
Google To Shutdown Sites Made With Google Business Profiles
Your Business Profile is a great place to;
- Showcase your business
- Share important information, updates, and links to other social platforms
- Use photos to attract customers
- Let customers know how contact you through messages or by adding your phone number
When your website is shutdown, customers attempting to visit the website will be redirected to your Business Profile.
Your customers will only be redirected to your Business Profile until June 10, 2024. After that date, customers will get a “page not found” error when attempting to visit your website.
If you’d like to continue having a website for your business, consider creating a new website using other tools and updating your Business Profile with the new website address.
To continue having a website for your business, you could consider using a site builder, such as;
- Google Sites
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