Are Google on the verge of creating a new Google Business Directory
I’ve been predicting Google Business Directory Coming Soon for a couple of years now, and with the latest changes in Google+, Google Maps, Google MapMaker recently I wouldn’t be surprised if 2017 didn’t see a new Google Business Directory launched.
The have effectively been using Google Maps, Google Local, Google Places, Google+ and Google My Business as a way of gaining data over recent years and it would make perfect sense now for them to create a new stand alone business directory.
Everything has been free whist they gain the data, once they have enough to create a business directory will it remain free, will it be paid only or will it be a combination of both similar to the UK Small Business Directory where basic listings are free but upgrades are available?
My betting is that there will be a 34rd option based on the AdWords way of doing things.
Free listings but you are charged on either how often your listing is visited, how often your contact details are delivered or how often people click through to your website.
Only time will tell if we get a new Google Business Directory – but watch this space.