Did you know Google now lets you create a post on your Google My Business (GMB) listing? This is a great way to highlight events and promotions happening at your company. The possibilities here are endless and this is (currently) a free service offered by Google. Can you say FREE business advertising?

To create a Google Post from a desktop computer, you just need to sign into your Google My Business account. Once there, just click on the location you’d like to manage. You will then click “Create post” or click “Posts” from the menu.

You have options to include a photo (think coupon) as well as video. You also have the option to include a button. GO through each section and complete it. Once done, click preview to see what it will look like.

If you’re happy with the preview, simply click publish and the post will now show up on your Google My Business listing when someone searches for your company.

But hold off a second, the post only last for 7 days then it disappears. If it’s for an event and the event ends within the 7 days, Google will go ahead and end it for you. You can always repost again after 7 days if needed or change it up each week.

Pretty cool feature huh?

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Here are 8 great ways you can use the new Google Post feature:

  • Promote an event and include a link to RSVP
  • Offer a discount on a product or service
  • Restaurant? Cafe? This is a great way to post your daily specials or soup du jour
  • Share a link to your new blog post
  • Show off that recently completed project
  • Feature a new product or service
  • Announce a new employee
  • Share a customer testimonial

You get the drift. What are you waiting on? Jump on over to Google My Business and get to posting.

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