Post on Google as a local business

Manage your business

Important: If you don’t serve customers at a particular location or within a designated service area, you can use Posts on Google for verified entities. Learn more about Posts on Google.

You can publish your offers, events, products, and services directly to to Google Search and Maps through posts on Google My Business.

Important: Posts that include a phone number may be rejected.

Before you create your first post:

  • Make sure it’s high quality: Avoid misspellings, gimmicky characters, gibberish, and automated or distracting content.
  • Keep your posts respectful: Refrain from obscene, profane, or offensive language, images, or videos.
  • Only post links to websites you trust: Links that lead to malware, viruses, phishing, or pornographic material aren’t allowed.
  • Regulated goods and services: If you offer products or services in an industry that is regulated, you’re allowed to use posts but you can’t post content related to the products themselves. Regulated industries usually include adult services, alcohol, tobacco and pharmaceutical products, recreational drugs, health & medical devices, gambling-related services, fireworks, weapons, and financial services.
  • Keep your posts family-friendly: Refrain from posting sexually suggestive or explicit content.

Learn more about suggestions and policies.

Create a post using the Google My Business app

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app My Business.
  2. Tap Home.
  3. Tap Post .
  4. Tap the type of post you want to create: Update, Event, Offer, or Product.
  5. To create your post, tap the elements you want to add to your post: Photos, videos, text, events, offers, or a button to your post. Enter relevant information for each post element you choose. 
  6. Choose to publish or preview your post.
    • To publish your post: In the top right, tap Publish.
    • To get a preview of your changes: Tap Preview. If you want to make more changes, in the top left tap Back Back. Edit your draft until it’s ready to publish.

All uploaded media must meet the following size requirements:

  • Minimum: 400x300 pixels and 10 KB size limit
  • Maximum: 10000x10000 pixels and 25 MB size limit

Create a COVID-19 post

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app My Business.
  2. Tap Home.
  3. Tap Post .
  4. At the top of the page, choose the “COVID-19 update” tab. You can include the following information:
    • Hours of operation and temporary closures
    • Changes to how the business operates, such as takeout or delivery only, calls for details, or others
    • Updates to how the location manages safety and hygiene
    • Requests for support
  5. Choose to publish or preview your post.
    • To publish your post: In the top right, tap Publish.
    • To get a preview of your changes: Tap Preview. If you want to make more changes, in the top left tap Back . Edit your draft until it’s ready to publish.

You can also edit or delete a post.

Create a post from Google Maps

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Make sure you're logged in with the account you used to sign up for Google My Business.
  3. To open your Business Profile:
    • In the top right, tap Account Circle Account Circle and then Your Business Profile.
    • Or enter your business name in the search bar.
  4. Click Promote and tap the type of post you want to create.
  5. To create your post, tap the elements you want to add to your post: Photos, videos, text, events, offers, or a button to your post. Enter relevant information for each post element you choose.
  6. Choose to publish or preview your post.
    • To publish your post: In the top right, tap Publish.
    • To get a preview of your changes: Tap Preview. If you want to make more changes, in the top left tap Back . Edit your draft until it’s ready to publish.
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