On June 11th, The Google Local Search team released the biggest Google Local update, ever! This was a global rollout with an estimated 99.5% of locations affected by this roll out. The update really streamlined multiple Google products into one dashboard. Google My Business has fully integrated all types of Google Local / Map Listings with Social Functionality. This update is really focused on making it easier for the small business owner able to manage multiple Google products easily and in one portal.
Unfortunately multi-location businesses did not get as much of an upgrade as their single location counterparts. As usual with Google Local, they take care of single location businesses first and upgrade features for multi-location businesses way down the line.
While some of these features have been covered in other updates, here are the top features available for multi-location users with Google My Business.
Overall it’s a huge step in the right direction for Google Local. They have announced more features coming soon for Google Local Bulk Accounts. We look forward to the next wave of improvements.