Did you know that more than one-third of all mobile searches are related to location? Interestingly, local search on mobile devices is growing faster than mobile search. In response to this, on May 1st, Google announced it will be releasing a new API, new agency dashboard and new agency partner program for Google My Business (GMB).
With the new API, digital marketers will be able to manage additional categories of content, such as merchant descriptions and posts for multi-location brands and small businesses at scale.
In collaboration with a couple of its agency partners, Google developed a fast new agency dashboard. In addition, agencies are now able to sign up to become a registered agency for GMB. When evaluating potential agency partners for the new program, Google stated that multiple criteria were involved. While there isn’t a specific “number of locations under management” requirement as of right now, Google does want to focus on agencies that are growing. As a registered agency, businesses will get access to a brand new agency dashboard, as well as:
Google is expected to be rolling out these updates over the next several weeks.
If you have any questions about how these Google My Business updates may affect your business, please reach out to the experts at MoreVisibility.