Google Business Profile formerly Google My Business is an important profile to claim for your business - it powers how you appear on Google Maps and provides a "Card" on search results when people search for you by name.
Your Locable account includes an integration so that you can sync your Name, Address, Phone Number, Website URL, and other factual information as well as distribute any events you post in Locable to appear in search results.
You can link a GBP profile you've already claimed or claim your profile straight through your Locable account.
To link Google Business Profile, click on Your Name (1) in the upper right-hand corner then Account Settings (1). On the left click Integrations (2).
Click Link Account (3) to authorize the connection with Google.
You must sign in to Google with your email address associated with the Google Business Profile or use the one you want to claim your profile with if it's unclaimed.
Follow the prompts Google provides and authorize Locable so we can update your information on GBP. You must approve all of the permissions for Locable to make the necessary updates.
Finally, you'll need to select your location.
You may have many locations to choose from if you manage many profiles. If you don't have any locations but you are an owner/manager of a GBP listing, be sure that you used the correct account to sign into Google.
If you don't currently have control over your GBP listing, you can click Add Business to start the process of creating a listing.
Syncing data between Locable and GBP
Once Locable is connected to your Google Business Profile profile we can keep information in sync.
Most of the synchronization happens in your Company Data (1), you'll see a label showing if your information Matches Google (2) or doesn't match.
There are a few options to explore related to Google Business Profile (3) - you can view the Map and how you appear as well as search results. You can pull information in from Google (this is rare and should be a one-time thing)or manage your locations (this is necessary if you have multiple Google Business Profiles as one profile can be linked to each Locable account).
Whenever you update your information in Locable click Save & Update Google (4) - Google generally reviews updates so there may be a delay of up to a couple of days whenever you make a change directly in Google Business Profile or with our integration.
This integration enables you to access and respond to your Google Business Profile reviews through Locable in addition to displaying them on your website. Learn more about Google reviews in Locable here.
As you publish events, you can also synchronize those to your Google Business Profile, learn more about pushing events to your Google Business Profile here.