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The latest updates on Google My Business.

This post is part of a continuing series of monthly updates on the #1 search tool used by ready-to-buy customers. For all the updates, or to see additional information, read Attract More Customers with Google My Business.

Car Dealerships Can Have Multiple Listings

Car dealerships are the first category of business to be allowed multiple listings for the same address. Car dealerships can “unlock” this feature in “Info” on the main menu and select Car/Auto Dealership. Dealers are allowed one listing per brand of vehicle they sell as well as parts/service. For some dealers this means 6-10 listings to manage. If you are an automotive dealer, take a look at the apps below that can post to Google Listings!

Google Reviewing Photos and Videos

Google said yesterday that before it publishes any photos or videos in a Google My Business or Google Maps listing, it will review it before it can be published. Google said “We’ve made changes to our photo and video content policy. All photos and videos are now reviewed before publication.” 

Posting Types

Google “Posts” finally offer some variety! Ready to talk about the latest offer? How about an event? Or just want to share something new? All of the above will work!! Your Google Listing is the place to talk about sales, discounts, merchandise, coupons and so much more! No need to build fancy engaging content; just share your products and services for all potential customers to see!

Google Listing Types of Posts

Post Insights

Google Listing Post Insights

If you look carefully inside your Listing, you will see that each post includes Post Insights. If you look to the image you will see that the post was viewed 241 times!

Google tells Businesses Affected by Coronavirus to Update Listings

Google placed a notice at the top of the Google My Business support pages that reads, “If your business is affected by COVID-19, update your profile to provide the most accurate info. Businesses can update their business hours, phone numbers, business descriptions and/or use Google Posts to share more information.

Here are a few additional resources from Google.

Til next month!

Barb McGrath’s been cracking the online code for nearly 20 years. She helps local businesses get to the top of Google with digital marketing training, web design, SEO, online reputation and advertising. Most importantly, she’s earned the trust of Google. Barb runs the only Google-approved agency designed to show you how to turn the online “stuff” into in-store buyers. If you depend on in-person customers, you need Barb’s step-by-step, online marketing plan to generate a steady stream of onsite buyers and make it rain money. She is the host of the Secret Life of Entrepreneurs, a local radio show and iTunes and Google Podcast.

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