To help businesses with multiple locations manage their listings on Google, the company today released an upgraded bulk listing management tool for Google Places for business that enable the following actions:
- Edit one or more of your listings' data at once
- Search through your listings, filtering by specific information or for listings with errors
- Upload new listings using a data file or by adding them individually within the interface
- Tell us how we can improve this new interface by clicking the "Give Feedback" link
"Starting today, you'll be routed to the new interface whenever you click to upload or edit a data file via the Places dashboard, or by visiting https://places.google.com/manage directly. You'll still use the Places dashboard to see your listing analytics and to perform PIN verification on single locations. Remember that your updates will still take a few days to appear on Google Maps," explained Derek Wetzel, Consumer Experience Specialist, Google Places.
Before you get started with the new bulk management tool, watch the video tutorial that's relevant to you or visit this Help Center for more information:
New user? Learn how to manage multiple locations.
Also, YouTube has put together a fantastic best practice resource to help brands achieve success on YouTube through content - the YouTube Playbook for Brand and Agencies.
"Essentially this book benchmarks everything the team collectively knows about how brands can achieve success on YouTube. Ensure your content is discovered, optimized, targeted and shared by being strategic in conception and execution of your 'viral' campaigns," posted Rosie Rankin, Agency Team.
An engaging and practical booklet full of inspiring case studies and how-to advice, and it looks great too! Check it out here (pdf).