movingMoving a business online is hard. Moving to a new location, changing the business name, or even changing your website URL are all considered “moving your business” according to Google.

The problem is that there are hundreds of places your oldbusiness name is listed online: Google, Google Maps, Bing, Yahoo, Yelp, and MapQuest just to name a few. When your listings don’t match in these places, 2 things happen. First, potential clients may see your old location and get confused, and second, Google ranks your page higher when your name, address and phone (NAP) are consistent across the Internet (read more about NAP here).

If you change your business name, address, or phone number, you need to make a plan to update your information online. I recently helped a friend move their business, and here is the plan I followed: Read more