Google Offers Business Profiles The Google Guaranteed Badge For $ 50 Per Month
Google My Business has found a new way to make money from business owners. One of the users of the service received an email from Google with a proposal to improve their business profile for $50 per month. For this amount, the business owner will receive a Google Guaranteed badge on the company's card. The badge will appear in the business profile and may also appear in local search results.
To qualify for the Google Guaranteed label, companies will also need to go through background checks and validate licenses.
Google Guarantee was introduced to advertise local businesses offering in-home services and then evolved into a separate local business certification program.
Google said the new service to provide the Google Guaranteed badge on a subscription plan is still in testing. Whether the experiment will be expanded to include more advertisers will be decided based on the test results.
Earlier, Google said that it will stop taking commission from sellers who use the Buy on Google function.