Google My Business Releases New API Features, Agency Dashboard & Partner Program

May 2, 2018 - 7:38 am 0 by
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The folks at the Google My Business team announced yesterday new features to the Google My Business API, a new Google My Business agency dashboard, and the launch of a Partners program.

Google My Business API Features:

The new features in version 4.1 of the Google My Business API include:

  • Customer Provided Media: You can now retrieve and view insights for user generated photos and video for locations you own and manage.
  • Admin Management APIs: You can now list, accept, and decline account and location related invitations for your account.
  • Merchant Provided Description: Describe your business in your own voice and share with users the unique story of your business and offerings.
  • Opening Date: Provide the date that your location opened for business.
  • Offer Type Posts: A new type of Post on Google, helping users find deals available at your locations.

Agency Dashboard:

The new agency dashboard is designed for those who manage multiple businesses and gives these folks:

  • Single Organization Accounts on Google My Business to manage all locations and no longer limited to 100 locations.
  • User Groups to manage internal teams and control access to locations.
  • Improved search functionality enabling users to efficiently search for locations within an account and across location groups.
  • Easier workflows to send and receive invitations to manage listings.

Partner Program

Trusted partners will be eligible for early access to new Google My Business features, a partner manager, and the potential to be featured on the Google My Business website. You can sign up for notification of this program over here.

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Forum discussion at Twitter, Local Search Forums and Google My Business Help.

 

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