Posting on Google My Business
Keeping an online presence is a must these days. This doesn’t include just the social networks, but also Google My Business, which can help your business become more visible on Google, to your potential customers. To make it easier for you to manage all of your postings online, you can choose to schedule everything through SocialBee.
Here’s how you can connect and post to Google My Business using SocialBee:
Connecting Google My Business Locations
Connecting a Google My Business Location is no different than connecting a social profile. To do so, you need to scroll to the "Connect a new profile" section on your dashboard. Once there, you’ll notice the Google My Business Icon, along with a button that says “Location”. To add a new location, click that button.
The first thing you’ll be prompted to do is to select the Google account you want to use to connect your location. Make sure the Google account you select has Admin rights to the Location you want to add.
Next, you’ll need to allow SocialBee access to see the Locations that you have access to, in order to provide the list of Locations you can add to our platform. Once this happens, you’ll be able to select the location you want to add. Click the “Add” Button to add it as a SocialBee Profile.
That’s it! Now that you have your Location connected, it’s time to start scheduling to it.
Note: One thing you need to keep in mind is that each Location is considered a “social profile” within SocialBee, so keep that in mind when adding multiple locations, to make sure your plan accommodates all of your newly connected social profiles.
Posting to Google My Business Locations
The process of creating a post for Google My Business is similar to any other post you create in SocialBee, with a few differences: you cannot add link previews, but you can select Call to Action Buttons. This can help you with conversions as people are more prone to clicking CTAs on Google.
If your post has a link preview, you’ll get a notification saying that Google My Business doesn’t allow Link Previews
Because of this, you are able to add your post in one of two ways:
- Posting it with a link in the copy (the text) and add an image. This will not provide a CTA button for your post, but the link will be clickable.
- Posting it with a specific CTA button. When adding a CTA button to Google My Business, make sure you select it as a profile when creating your post, as well as add the text and image to your post. At the moment, geotagging isn't possible through SocialBee.
The next thing you need to do is click “Customize for each profile” (even though you might only have this one profile selected). From there, you'll be able to add images, choose the CTA type you want, and further customize your post until you are ready to add it to the category.
From here on, you need to make sure you either set a specific time to post, or include the category to your Schedule in order to publish your post.