We all know the value of having a good Google Search and Google Maps presence. Most consumer journeys begin with an internet search, commonly with the world’s most popular search engine, Google.
Google My Business is a Google tool that was formerly known as Google Directory before being rebranded. It allows people to create and manage free business listings on Google Maps to view local companies with location-based searches.
Google My Business listing offers many benefits to the businesses and brands such as;
- People can acquire specific details about a business and learn about its product and services even before directly getting in touch with the business.
- Businesses can obtain a more professional and credible image as they optimize their GMB listing.
- It becomes easier for potential customers to find the business as directions, address information, phone, e-mail, web address, opening and closing hours are available on Google.
- Businesses can collect direct consumer insights through GMB reviews and take the initiative to improve their products or services.
- GMB makes it possible for the business to increase their engagement and awareness by adding attractive visuals to their listings.
Like other social media networks, Google My Business is quickly becoming a new medium for posting about your company or brand. A Google My Business listing is an efficient and cost-effective approach to obtain targeted exposure on the world’s most popular search engine.
Google My Business posts can help you generate leads and traffic to your website, increase your brand awareness, and even boost your sales. With GMB posts, you can;
- Inform your customers about your product launches and upcoming events,
- Announce daily discounts or special promotions,
- Showcase your best-selling products and new arrivals,
- Increase your engagement with your customers through comments,
- Create options for your customers to make reservations, subscribe to a newsletter, or even purchase a product with one click.
Obviously, integrating GMB posting into your social media strategy comes with many advantages, but it surely requires a lot of time and effort. Even though your social media calendar is ready for the week, you need to be online each time you plan to publish a post.
Even if you manage only one Google My Business page, it is still hard to joggle between social media platforms and keep up with the best times to post.
Now imagine that you can schedule GMB posts for specific dates in only one sit. Once your social media calendar is ready, you could just upload the posts, and the rest would be taken care of for you.
It sounds fascinating, right? So, this leaves us with one question:
Is it possible to schedule GMB posts?
It is not possible to schedule GMB posts on the Google My Business platform. This is why you need to be online when you want to schedule Google My Business posts.
Circleboom Publish is an all-in-one social media management tool. It helps you curate trending content in your areas of interest, connect your RSS feeds to your social network accounts, schedule posts for a future date, and manage multiple accounts from a single dashboard.
But for now, let’s focus on how to schedule GMB posts first. So, thanks to Circleboom Publish, the answer is YES, it is possible to schedule GMB posts.
How to optimize Google My Business and boost your sales!
Google My Business adds up a company’s existing brand website(s) by providing it with a public identity and presence…
That’s how to schedule GMB posts on Circleboom Publish.
You can schedule GMB posts for a future date on Circleboom Publish’s intuitive dashboard. All you need to do is to determine the desired date and time for the post.
Then, Circleboom’s social media management tool will auto-post your content at the exact time you choose.
As you learn how to schedule GMB posts, it can definitely help you to:
- Save time and effort to focus on more strategic matters in hand,
- Avoid possible errors and mistakes of manual operations,
- Elaborate your consistency,
- Build a more holistic social media strategy.
Doesn’t it sound interesting?
If so, follow the step-by-step guide to learn how to schedule GMB posts on Circleboom Publish.
Step #1: Log in to Circleboom Publish.
If you are new to the Circleboom social media management tool, don’t worry, it only takes few seconds to create a new account.
Step #2: On the homepage, you will see Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google My Business options.
Select Google My Business to link your account to Circleboom Publish’s intuitive dashboard.
Step #3: Finalize the authorization process to manage your Google My Business account on Circleboom Publish.
If you want to manage and schedule GMB posts for multiple accounts, you can add all the other accounts by simply clicking “Add New Account.”
Step #4: Open the left-hand menu and select the “Create New Post” option.
On this page, you can schedule GMB posts for a future date.
Step #5: First of all, select the Google My Business account that you want to post.
If you want to schedule GMB posts for multiple accounts, you should select them, too.
Step #6: Now, you can create your post, and on the right-hand side, check its preview before posting to avoid any mistakes.
When you are done with your post design, you’ll see “Add to my Queue,” “Schedule it,” and “Post” choices underneath the post preview.
Step #7: To schedule GMB posts for a future date, select “Schedule it.”
Once you click it, a new box will open. Enter the desired date and time you want to schedule GMB posts, and click “Schedule it.”
Bonus Tip: If you struggle to find relevant and trending content to share on Google My Business, we have some good news for you! Circleboom Publish makes it possible to find relevant and trending content in your areas of interest with its excellent Article Curator.
All you need to do is to select your language and interest areas. Within few seconds, Circleboom Publish will curate many popular articles related to your interests.
Once you select your favorite article or articles, you can directly post them on Google My Business or create a post queue. If you would like to create a post queue, you can basically determine the posting frequency, start and end times to publish. Then, Circleboom Publish will post your curated and queued articles based on your preferences.
How to manage multiple Google My Business accounts at once
As a business owner, you should know the value of having your company listed on Google, the world’s most popular search…
Time management and social media management are inextricably linked. We all have a pretty busy schedule with all the meetings, to-do lists, and follow-ups.
You need to build a 360-marketing strategy, create social media calendars for all networks, come up with high-quality content, manage a team, publish posts at the right time and evaluate your performance.
Because of your hectic schedule, it becomes harder to spare 30 minutes each day to design and publish content at the best time to post.
With Circleboom Publish, you can schedule GMB posts for a specific date and time in the future. Once your social media calendar for Google My Business is ready to go, you can schedule all the posts in one sit. Then, Circleboom Publish will auto-post each post at the exact time you choose.
Originally published at https://blog.circleboom.com on August 16, 2021.