Google My Business (GMB) just got an upgrade, and is now offering direct online bookings.
Google will be implementing their new online booking button to appear on Google business listings. This is a huge advantage to both businesses and consumers. For consumers, it improves their user experience by making it easier to book an appointment in less than a minute. For business owners, it will attract more customers and help drive more sales.
Learning how to set up your direct booking button is fairly straightforward. It’s possible that a booking button has already been placed on your GMB listing if you already have an account with a supported booking provider. In any case, check your listing first to ensure you don’t already have a booking button appearing on your listing.
If you don’t find a booking button on your GMB listing, then you will have to create an account from one of the following supported service providers:
Once you’ve signed up with one of the supported service providers above, your booking button will appear within a couple of days on your GMB listing.
For more on Google My Business and how to improve local search results, click here.