Users with a verified Google My Business profile have been allowed to use Google Posts since 2017. Google Posts lets business owners share short messages as plain text or in multimedia form, which appear in Google Maps and in search results when a user searches for the company’s name.
Using Google Posts has been a great way for businesses to share information with their customers in organic search results. Now, Google is starting to roll out another Google Posts feature that allows business owners to post offers. Experts at Saba SEO, a leading San Diego SEO company, discuss some of the salient features of Google Posts’ new upgrade.
When you post an offer, you can include a title of up to 300 words of text, a link, and a photo. You can also include the starting and ending date or time if it’s a limited offer, and you can give your customers a coupon code.
To access Google Posts, simply sign in to Google My Business and click Create Post. If the offers feature is available to you, you should see an Offer option at the top of the screen next to the Event and What’s New options. It should only take a few minutes for your post to go live.
Posting offers appears to be free of cost, which is great news for business owners. These offers will only appear to those who search for your company’s name, so they won’t reach as wide of an audience as paid ads. However, these offers will help you push sales, keep your customers informed, and reach out to people who are already interested in your business.
Like most new features, Google seems to be introducing Google Post offers slowly. Not everyone has access to this feature yet, so it’s probably still in its testing stages. However, if you have a verified Google My Business profile, you should stay on the lookout for the offers feature.
If you need help creating high-quality Google Posts offers, turn to Saba SEO. We are a leading San Diego web design and SEO agency with over ten years of experience in digital marketing. Our experts can create a comprehensive marketing plan for your business that includes content writing, web development, search engine optimization, paid marketing, and social media management to increase your online visibility and ranking. Whether you need a few changes to your existing marketing plan or a new one altogether, we are here to help. Call 858-951-1717 to schedule an appointment with one of our SEO experts.