Status Updates for Google Business Listings “Place Page”

Status Updates for Google Business Listings “Place Page”

Status Updates for Google Business Listings “Place Page”

In what appears similar to a Facebook status update feature, Google is now providing the functionality for local businesses to post “status updates” to their “Place Page”. Google Place Page Status UpdatesThey are selling it as a way for businesses to increase interaction with their users, which I believe it will, but they still need to make some system updates.

For businesses to find where to do the status update they may have to do some searching. I will save you some time, they hid it under the view report link on your business listing in the Local Business Center … Why? I don’t know. I am assuming they are going to continue making some major upgrades and they have plans to make navigation and usability a little more functional as well. You can read more about it here on Google’s LatLong Blog.

They also announced the addition of a few other things which have been around for a month or two, but are worth mentioning in case you haven’t noticed them. They are the badge in the top right corner of the place page that says “Owner-Verified Listing” and the ability to promote Mobile Coupons so someone can just show the business owner the coupon on their phone.

Kevin Getch
Kevin Getch
Webfor’s Founder and Director of Digital Strategy started his career in marketing over 14 years ago. Kevin enjoys speaking at industry conferences as well as volunteering his time by serving on the board of directors for SEMpdx (as the Marketing Director), a non-profit organization focusing on fostering education in the search marketing industry. Learn More
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