Adding managers to Google My Busines has just become easier. With a new button appearing on your dashboard, you are reminded that Google is happy for other professionals to manage the task of maintaining your business.
This recent update (see screenshot below) suggests the work of maintaining and optimising Google My Business is going to increase over the coming months.
“Adding a manager to Google My Business just got a whole lot easier”Zanet Design
This is no problem if you have a person who is well qualified to manage your Google My Business listing, as you can now Invite more users to manage your Business Profile.
So today we will look at the simple step of How to give Google My Business Manager Access
This has always been, there. Admittedly its slightly off peoples radar as its hidden away. On the left-hand menu. Click Users and it will open up access to an area where you can add the manager’s email address and set their profile capabilities.
This seems to be making itself known on users dashboards as a reminder of the importance Google has for getting more users adding more relevant data. This tells me Google really wants your business well managed and will reward you for it. Get this right and you will be one up on your competitors.
The last thing you want is the Laurel and Hardy sketch where the dish is washed up by Hardy, then Laurel drys it and puts it on the side of Hardy. Hardy now assumes its in the dirty pile and washes it up again and again. This illustrates that too many cooks can spoil the broth! So make sure you and your client understand what powers and limitations are in place and never assume.
So what is Google My Business Owners? Each profile can have multiple owners, but only one primary owner. Owners and primary owners have the same capabilities, but a primary owner can’t remove themselves from a profile until they transfer their primary ownership to another user.
Should I make them a Google My Business Manager? Managers have most of the capabilities of an owner but don’t have more sensitive capabilities, like removing the profile or managing users.
How about using Site managers is that the ideal power? Site managers have most of the capabilities of a manager, but can’t edit all business information. A site manager can request to upgrade to a manager or owner of a verified listing. The owner can approve or deny the request.
I think it’s fair to say that finding a good reliable manger for your social media and business profile is the same process as finding a good web designer. A lot of the work in building up the reputation of a business online with Google requires web design skills and background, but with an understanding of SEO and marketing.
Google is also clear on what it values from Google My Business listings. It wants for its users of Google Maps and Google Search for the business results to be relevant, nearby and trustworthy. If you feel you have a good understanding of Googles values then you will be fine managing your GMB listing
If you consider building up authority in Google a chore. You see it as a necessary evil in the running of your business and would prefer to let a trustworthy expert handle this for you then I guess that’s where you may want to contact me and book in a quick consultation.
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