Google My Business Videos Now Live

Jan 15, 2018 - 8:23 am 14 by
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About 10 days ago we reported some businesses and merchants were seeing video upload features in the Google My Business dashboard. Well, Google's Allyson Wright announced in a Google My Business Help thread on Friday that this feature is now fully live.

The deal is, as I demonstrated on Friday at Search Engine Land - I uploaded a video to my profile on Friday and according to Google's own words, the video should be live within 24 hours, but I do not yet see the video on my profile, at least, not a video that I can play either logged in or out, on desktop or mobile.

Go to my business profile and let me know in the photos section if you see a playable video? I see screen shots of some videos but not a playable video. Do you?

Here is how you upload it to Google My Business.

Click on the photos section and then the "videos" and there is a button in the center to upload a video:

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Then drag the video on the screen:

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It should upload:

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It can process and then show up in the section:

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My video says it was uploaded three days ago now but yet it still does not show up on my business profile.

Allyson wrote:

  • Videos will appear in the overview tab of the Google My Business Dashboard
  • Customer uploaded videos can be found in the ‘customer’ tab
  • Merchant uploaded videos can be found in the ‘by owner’ tab
  • All videos can be viewed together in the ‘videos’ tab
  • After upload it could take up to 24 hours for the videos to appear. Once live, they will display where local photos do.
  • Forum discussion at Google My Business Help.

     

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