Google has rolled out improvements making it easier for agencies and platform partners to manage multiple Google listings in one place with Google My Business Agency Dashboard.
The update was announced last month along side letting agencies register Google My Business accounts first time ever.
Until today, a limit of managing 100 locations using a single GMB account was in process, now agency accounts are capable of managing unlimited locations.
Those interested in accessing new Agency Dashboard need to register here with GMB to start managing multiple listings, and start getting exclusive features with the new Dashboard:
Here is an image of the new GMB Agency Dashboard:
- All registered agencies can manage thousands of locations within a single Organizational Account with fast performance and there’s no longer a limit of 100 locations per account.
- Send and receive invitations to manage Google listings and view the status of those requests right from the new Agency Dashboard.
- To simplify location management you need now to put all locations within an Organization account into a new “Location Group” (previously known as a business account). Agencies can request access to a customer’s location through a Location Group, or customers can invite an agency’s Location Group to co-manage their listing.
- User Groups enable agencies to effectively manage teams and control access to their Location Groups.
- Using the new Agency Dashboard you can quickly search for locations within the entire account or within a particular Location Group.
Update 06/07: On Wednesday, Google announced the addition of two new Google Posts categories within Google My Business.
The two new types added today, include: product and offer posts!
Offer posts provide promotional sales or offers from business and require a title and start/end dates and times. A “View offer” CTA button is automatically added to the post and it also let you include a photo/video, coupon code, link, and terms and conditions with the post.
While, Product posts emphasize a specific product that the business sells. It require a title and photo or video and also ley you include a CTA button and other information.
These 2 new categories additions join the Post types already available:
What’s new post that provide general information about your business. You can include a photo/video, link, CTA button, and other information. For example, a restaurant could make a post to promote a new menu item.
Event posts promote an event your business is involved with or supports. Event posts require a title, start/end dates and time, and may include a photo/video, CTA button, and other information. For example, a bookstore may advertise a local author’s book signing or a book club meeting.
Update 06/21: Google has began displaying “return policies” from store within Google My Business listings in local search results. You can an example image below:
Google is also experimenting with a feature that shows different business categories next to business name based on users query in the local results page. Previously, Google showed primary business category only, irrespective of search terms.