The World Health Organization has officially declared the coronavirus epidemic a pandemic. The virus originated in the central city of Wuhan in December 2019 and has so far infected 1.21,000 people, leaving 4,300 people dead. In this situation, it is obvious that several companies will suffer from staff shortages. With this in mind, Google has found a solution.
The tech giant is now asking entrepreneurs to update their “My deals” lists on Google Maps and search. According to new information added to Google’s support page, the company is his and encourages companies to provide the most accurate information to customers.
On the support page, the company says, “If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your Google My Business profile to provide the most accurate information to your customers. For example, change the opening hours if it closes. in advance or more details are added to the description. Updates will appear on your company profile in Google and Maps search. “
We know that the current COVID-19 epidemic has affected many aspects of our lives. Businesses and consumers are likely to make changes in the coming months as various governments around the world try to contain the epidemic. Informing your consumers about changes in work hours, policies and other information can be difficult, and as a result, Google Maps now allows businesses to add these changes and adjustments to their profiles to make it easier for those who visit their pages to post. business
Google now allows companies to tailor their company profile on Google Maps and Google search if their work hours change due to an epidemic in their region. For example, if your business will have fewer hours or certain days will be closed, you can update your profile so that people who search for it on all Google platforms see these changes and are not surprised when it is closed. day or now.
You can also post some of the minor changes you make in the description field of your profile. For example, if you are a retail store, you can assure your potential visitors that you are taking precautions such as regular sanitation efforts, alcohol available to customers, etc. It is important that this information appears on your profile to assure people that, even if you work as usual, you are also taking steps to protect visitors and employees.
Of course, your company must also make these announcements on their social media accounts such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. But it could be hidden under your other ads, so it would also be nice to have this information on your Google profile. Many people who are no longer on social media provide Google information about companies and also search for it on Google Maps.
This information is important in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic. Although many areas continue to function normally, the virus is expected to spread widely in various European countries and the United States. United States for the next two weeks. The outbreak of cases can lead to more quarantines, such as the restrictions in force in Italy.
In addition to Google company profiles, companies can also use social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to share information about any business change. Some stores and public destinations have increased the frequency of light hygiene practices in the event of an epidemic, in some cases they have also introduced hand hygiene stations for customers.
At present, the advice of the medical officer remains to wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds or more with warm water and soap. The average person touches his face about 23 times an hour. This is one of the easiest ways to get the virus, so the government should avoid touching their faces and eyes.