Google Officially Launches Editing Local Business Info In Search Results

Sep 6, 2017 • 7:37 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Google Maps

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Google announced this morning that they are officially launching the ability to edit your business details in search, without having to go to Google My Business or use the mobile Google My Business app. This is something Google has been testing and testing for the past few months.

All you need to do is find your business in search and be logged into the account you have verified the business with originally and you can edit it inline within search.

Google wrote:

We’ve created a simple, easy-to-access business dashboard right in Google Search. Just find your business on Google Search, and you can complete and enhance your listing, share photos and posts related to your business, and see how many views you’re getting.

1. Find your business on Google Search and you will see a new, simple menu right above the search results. If you’re not seeing the menu, make sure you’re logged in with your business account.

2. Click the edit button, and the fields you can edit will be highlighted. You can update your information and upload photos directly.

Here is a GIF of it in action:

Google My Business Search Edit

It works both on desktop and mobile:

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This is what you can do here:

  • Add or correct business information, post updated hours, and more.
  • Post on Google and stay engaged with your customers.
  • Share photos that make your business stand out.
  • See how many views your listing gets, and easily access detailed information about your listing’s performance.
  • Know when users upload photos of your business.
  • Quickly take the most important actions to complete and enhance your business listing.

Forum discussion at Local Search Forums and Twitter.

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