In this video, we’re going to talk about how to add photos and Google posts to your business profile now that Google is getting rid of the Google My Business app. Let’s get started right now.
Okay. Real quick, before we jump in and I show you the new way, I want to talk about this app. So that My Business app or Google My Business app right here, this is going away. So let me log in here, just to give you some familiarity.
So this is where you would add posts. This is where you would make edits. This is where you would respond to reviews. All of that stuff is going away. You may have gotten the email from Google that looks like this. The Google My Business app is being replaced. Now, you start using it from the search. So that’s what I’m going to show you right now.
Okay. So you can see them on my little home screen here on my phone. What I want to do is hit the either Safari or Google. Just get onto the internet. Okay. I’m going to search for my business. So you’ll do the same thing. You’ll search for your business. So Big West Marketing. There it is.
Okay. So I’m logged in. You can see my little face right here. I’m logged in into my Google Account while I’m on either Safari or Chrome or whatever app you use to get on the internet. You got to log into your Google Account, your Gmail account, or whatever account you use to log into your Google Business Profile. All right?
And so when I scroll down here, you’ll see that’s the normal profile that everybody else is going to see that’s not logged in. When you’re logged in, you’re going to have this extra little window right here. Okay? And so you can go in there and you can edit your profile.
Now, you can see here this little one called “Edit profile”. I’m going to hit that first, and it’s going to give me several options here. Now, I’m going to click on Photo. And this is where I can actually take a photo right here on my phone, or I can go to my photo library, the photos that are already on my phone, and I can just grab one of these photos here.
So in the past, I made a big deal about, for SEO reasons, to upload your photos from your phone to the Google My Business app. This is replacing that. Okay? Now, you want to do it this way. You want to make sure you’re logged in, go to your business profile on Google, and then you want to use these little features here.
Now, what about Google posts? Another thing you can do for SEO is to do a post once a month, a special or a before-and-after, or a case study that you did. So you hit the little Promote tab right there, right next to Edit profile. And now, you’re going to be able to… This is where you’re going to be doing posts. Okay? This is where you’re going to be doing an update. So you click “Add update”.
See, does this look familiar? It’s not even saying it’s a post. I mean, it does have a little post button down at the bottom right. This is where you’re going to add a photo, like a before-and-after picture. “Hey, look at this job I just did over in this city.” You can add a button, and people can learn more, and they can go to your website, whatever it may be. If you’ve done Google posts in the past, this is the exact same thing. It’s just in a different spot. Okay?
And then, you can also add an offer, so if you wanted to do a special offer. Okay? So 25% off for spring cleaning special or $50 off for this type of service, this type of cleanup, or this filter change or panel check, whatever it may be. This is where you’re going to do that. So the two different…
And I highly recommend you do it from your phone, not your computer, because then you’ll get that IP address of wherever you’re located and wherever the photo was taken. It’ll keep that geo data or the location data within the photo. And when you upload this way that I’m showing you, Google will recognize that, and it can help you get rankings in different cities, different areas, different towns, different parts of the city, et cetera.
All right. So if you have any questions, let me know. Click on the link below or in the comments below. If you need a free consultation, there’s a link for a free consultation down there. We can help you out with any of your SEO stuff. We work with service businesses only. And once again, my name is Joe Burnich with bigwestmarketing.com, and I will see you in the next video.