Several reports around the web have been published about the recent addition to the Google My Business platform. Video is now an option. Why did it take this long since Google already owns YouTube? No one knows but the good think is that it’s finally here. Below is a a roundup of articles that go more in depth about this new feature in Google My Business. Enjoy!
Videos can appear on Google Maps and local search listings.
Business owners can “view videos added by customers and upload videos about their business for customers to view,” she said. The video maximum length is 30 seconds, and after a video is uploaded, it can take up to 24 hours for it to be visible on the business listing in Google Maps or the local web search results.
Merchants should soon have the ability to flag inappropriate videos through their dashboard, and Google also promises mobile support in the future.
Google My Business Now Lets Users Upload Videos – Search Engine Journal
The ability for businesses to upload videos to their own listing is a brand new feature, and could prove to be an effective marketing tool. The ability for customers to upload videos to another business’s listing is something that was introduced last year.
Google My Business Videos Now Live For All
About 10 days ago we reported some businesses and merchants were seeing video upload features in the Google My Business dashboard. Well, Google’s Allyson Wright announced in a Google My Business Help thread on Friday that this feature is now fully live.