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[[File:Google business icon.png | left]] <br><br> Easily increase your business visibility on the Internet via the Google My Business feature. It does not cost anything but increases visibility in search as well as makes your business visible on Google maps.


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;How to use:

:1. Enable this custom feature on your <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Custom Features</span> page.
[[File:Google business enable path.png | border| center]]
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:2. Navigate to <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Settings</span> to create Google Business account if you do not have one yet, or connect already existing Google Business account.
[[File:Google business settings path.png | border| center]]
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[[File:Google business account.png|border| center]]
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:3. Give the necessary permissions so that it will be possible to see and edit your location(s) in SimplyBook.me.
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:4. If you already have some locations in Google Business you will be able to see them on the left side of the page.
[[File:Google business locations.png | center]]
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:5. Just click on one of them if you need to make some edits and enable the option <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Update address in the profile</span>, make the necessary changes and re-save the location for the information to be updated on Google side
[[File:Google business update address.png | center]]
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:or choose <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">+</span> option to add a new business address.
[[File:Google business add location.png | border| center]]
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:6. After you have added the address, click on <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Save and Close</span> and you will have the possibility to proceed to the business location verification on Google side(it may take some time). <br>
:You can also close the pop-up and get back to the verification step later(there will be <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Verify now</span> button for each saved and synced business location). <br>
:As soon as your location is verified by Google(you will see the verification process steps while following Google instuctions) your business will appear in search and on Google Maps.
[[File:Google business verify link.png | border| center]]
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:7. When you save the location the following information is passed to Google about your company:
:*business location title;
:*company working hours;
:*company phone number;
:*booking site link;
:*business category(as Google categories differ the best matching one will be found).
[[File:Google business location info.png |border| center]]
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:<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">'''Please note''', if you have changed some of these details in your SimplyBook.me account you will need to re-save the business location in Google Business feature settings for the details to be updated on Google side.</span>
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:8. You can also edit your business location details on Google side if necessary. Simply click on <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Edit on GMB</span> button at the top(appears for saved and synced locations).
[[File:Google business edit on google side.png |border| center]]
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:10. If some location(s) become not relevant for your business anymore you can easily delete them in this feature settings. Just click on <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Delete on GMB</span> option.
[[File:Google business delete on google side.png |border|center]]
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