Post to Google My Business Review: Create Google My Business Posts from WordPress
If you run a local business (or have a client who does), Google My Business is a great way to make your business more visible in Google’s search results and give yourself some control over the information that displays.
Post to Google My Business is a WordPress plugin that eliminates that pain point by letting you automatically publish your latest WordPress blog posts straight to Google My Business…without lifting a finger. Or, you can also lift a finger and write custom posts without leaving the comforts of your WordPress dashboard. Or both! Your choice.
In our Post to Google My Business review, we’ll share more about how the plugin actually does that. Then, we’ll go hands-on and show you how it works on our site.
Post to Google My Business Review: The Feature List
Post to Google My Business comes in both a free version, as well as a premium version with more functionality. For reference, I’m using the premium version for this review.
You can either automatically share new WordPress content to Google My Business using a template. Or, you can manually create posts and share them to Google My Business without leaving your WordPress dashboard.
The plugin works with all WordPress post types, and it also supports the different Google My Business post types for:
When you create new posts, you can:
- Post to multiple Google My Business locations at the same time
- Schedule posts to publish at a certain time/date
- Automatically repost content at a specific interval
- Create custom auto-post templates that include post variables and Spintax
Let’s go hands-on and I’ll show you everything in detail…
Hands-On With Post to Google My Business
Again, for this Post to Google My Business review, I have the premium version installed on my site.
When you first install the plugin, it will give you a prompt to connect to your Google My Business account. This process is super easy – you just click a button and go through the normal Google authorization process (just as if you were using Google to sign up to a website).
Once you give the plugin access, you’ll be able to choose the default location to post to (this is helpful if you have multiple Google My Business listings):
- Publish date
- Author bio
- Modified date
- Site name
Beyond using variables to dynamically pull content from your WordPress site, you can also add Spintax to switch up the words used in your template so that your Google My Business feed looks a little less automated.
For example, instead of saying “New Post” every time, you could have it rotate between a few phrases like this:
Then, if you want the premium features, there are three paid plans:
- Starter – $79.99
- Professional – $99.99
- Business – $199.99
Each plan gives you access to slightly different features, so I’d encourage you to pay attention to the feature list. You can see these differences in the image below:
Post to Google My Business can save you a ton of time and make your workflow a lot easier.
If you don’t want to spend too much time on things, you can just set up an auto-post template and automatically share your new content to Google My Business. Or, you can also dig in and create custom posts, either for specific WordPress content, or just generic posts that aren’t tied to any content via the Post Campaigns feature…all without leaving your WordPress dashboard.
If you’re running a specific type of site, like an eCommerce store or event site, you’ll be able to use the different Google My Business post types to promote your products, offers, or events. And you’ll also be able to share to multiple Google My Business profiles from the same WordPress dashboard.
All in all, give this one a look if you’re looking for an easier way to post to Google My Business: