If you have a business location which customers/clients visit then please do us all a favour and keep your Google My Business hours up to date. Speaking from experience, it’s frustrating as hell when you turn up at a shop/business and they are closed. Especially when their Google Maps listing says they are open.
If you haven’t yet set up your free Google My Business listing, here is how to do it >>
If you’re not sure what I am talking about, I am talking about the business listing that shows for your business on Google maps. And it can sometimes appear on the right hand side of the search results:
With this listing you can set your normal everyday hours alongside any ‘special hours’. These special hours are typically for public holidays when you may open and close your business at different times.
The hours are super easy to update, something which you can do in 5 minutes. Plus you can do it advance!
Watch the video on how to update your holiday and business hours on Google:
Here are the step-by-step instructions to update your holiday and business hours on Google:
- Login to your Google My Business dashboard
- Open the location you want to edit
- Click the Info tab in the menu on the left hand side of the page
- To update your everyday hours, click on the pencil beside the hours section and update accordingly
- To add special holiday hours click on the pencil beside Add Special Hours
And just like that you’re done! While you’re in there I would definitely recommend checking all your other business info is correct. Plus why not enhance your listing even further with these Google My Business tips.
If you’re struggling to keep your listing looking good and up to date, feel free to get in touch and I can help you out.