Intro to Google Maps Community Feed
Intro to Google Maps Community Feed – In this post you will learn about the new feature just announced by Mountain View, Google Maps Community Feed.
You will learn what it is and how you can use it for your business.
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What is Google Maps Community Feed
Google Maps Community Feed is a new feed showing you ‘latest reviews, photos and posts added to Google Maps by local experts and people you follow as well as food and drink merchants, and articles’.
The feed which is accessible from Google Maps Explore tab on both Android and iOS.
Why is it Important?
The feed shows posts that local businesses submitted through their Google My Business listing.
If used correctly, this could potentially mean increased reach and exposure for local businesses (source: blog.google):
The community feed also helps connect businesses with customers
How to Feature in Google Maps Community Feed?
For a chance to be featured on the feed, you will need to regularly post from your Google My Business listings.
Through GMB you can publish the following types of posts:
- COVID-19 Updates
How to Post in Google My Business
To post in Google My Business:
- From the dashboard, select Posts
- Click on the corresponding post type and add your content