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Google Business custom feature

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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.
<span style="background-color: #26dd7d; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Free custom feature!</span>
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=Google Business=
 
;How to use:
:9. 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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=Reserve with Google=
 
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Add a <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Book online</span> button to your Google Business listing. Allow your clients to find you easily on Google and book your services right there via Google Search, Google Maps or Google Assistant, powered by the SimplyBook.me booking system.
 
 
:'''<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Please note!:</span>'''
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Reserve with Google is currently available only for: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, France, and Germany;</span>
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Currently it is not possible to use this option for the following business categories: medical center, educational institution, government office, engineer, medical clinic, dentist, medical office, education center, event management company, city administration, embassy, general practice attorney, child care agency, university, college, school, library, financial institution.</span>
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">It is required to have <span style="background-color:#cdeffc; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Custom_Features#Accept_Payments|Accept Payments]]</span> custom feature enabled (<span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Pay later (Allow delay payment)</span> option should always be <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">On</span>) and prices should be added for all the services/classes you wish to be displayed and bookable through Google Maps;</span>
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">If you are using <span style="background-color:#cdeffc; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Custom_Features#Intake_Forms|Intake forms]]</span> feature there should be no mandatory forms added to the services you wish to be available for booking;</span>
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">If a service is <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Recurring_services(packs)|recurring]]</span> or connected to <span style="background-color:#cdeffc; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Custom_Features#Membership|Membership]]</span> it will not be displayed in Reserve with Google;</span>
*<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">If you are using outdated Google Calendar Sync custom feature it will not be possible to use Reserve with Google.</span>
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;How to use:
:1. Add and verify your Google Business location(s) either via <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">SimplyBook.me platform(previous part of this tutorial)</span> or using your <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Google Business interface</span> and re-save it(them) in <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Google Business custom feature settings.</span>
[[File:Reserve with google resave locations.png|border|center]]
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:2. Navigate to <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Reserve on google maps</span> tab and move the switcher <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Synchronization with Reserve with Google</span> to an active position.
[[File:Reserve with google turn sync on.png|border|center]]
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:2. (optional) If you use <span style="background-color:#cdeffc; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Custom_Features#Multiple_Locations|Multiple Locations]]</span> custom feature, connect your <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Google Businesses</span> to desired <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">SimplyBook.me locations.</span>
:<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">'''Please note!''' It is possible to connect one SimplyBook.me location to one Google Business.</span>
:<span style="background-color:#ffe9e9; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">If you do not use <span style="background-color:#cdeffc; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">[[Custom_Features#Multiple_Locations|Multiple Locations]]</span> your main company location can be connected to one Google Business.</span>
[[File:Reserve with google connect location.png|border|center]]
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:3. <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Save</span> settings. Now the sync takes place and after you <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">reload the page</span> it will be possible to see the list of services that will be passed to Reserve with Google for booking.
:By default we gather all the information and pass the update to Google once a day, but you can use <span style="background-color:#d4f8e5; padding:5px; border-radius:5px;">Update info</span> button to prepare the information for transfer manually if any settings changes in your account(for example, if you have created new service) were made.
[[File:Reserve with google connection result.png|border|center]]
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