Local SEO: How To Update Holiday/Special Hours on Google My Business and Yelp [video]
Happy November! There are a bunch of holidays coming up. Are you open, or closed? Watch today’s video to see where you need to update your online directories with special hours.
How To Update Holiday Hours On Google My Business
If you want your holiday and special hours to show up on Google Maps, you’ll need to update your Google My Business listing special hours.
Update Google Special Hours in the Info Tab
- Log in to your Google listing at google.com/business
- Click on the Info tab
- Click the edit icon near the Special Hours section
- Add the special hours you’ll be open, or closed, for each holiday
- Click apply
This simple edit will help potential customers who find you on Google Maps know if you’re open or not, so you’ll get clients at the right times, instead of grumpy customers leaving lumps of coal for reviews because you’re not open when they thought you were.
More on Google’s website.
How To Update Holiday Hours On Yelp
- Login to your Yelp Business Account at biz.yelp.com
- Click on the “Business Information” tab in the left column
- Scroll down to the “Special Hours” section under “Hours” and add your special hours
Want to do it from the Yelp mobile app? Learn how from Yelp’s website.
At This Time, You Cannot Update Holiday Hours On Facebook
However, Pinning a post to the top of your profile and updating your Cover Photo with an image with your holiday hours may be helpful.
Update Your Website Contact Page, Post on Social Media + Email Your Clients
I recommend that if you are in a business-to-consumer (B2C) business that you also update your customers via email or text message. Additionally, creating a graphic with a tool like Canva.com or Photoshop that shows your hours can be a good thing to Tweet, post on Instagram, share on Facebook, and also as a Google Post the week of.
Ramblin Jackson’s Holiday Hours
We will be closed on the following days…
Thursday, 11/23/17 (Thanksgiving Day)
Friday, 11/24/17 (Day after Thanksgiving)
Monday, 12/25/17 (Christmas Day)
Tuesday, 12/26/17 (Boxing Day)
Monday, 1/1/18 (New Year’s Day)
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