Local stores can specify store opening date in GMB local panel !
- September 17, 2018
- Posted by: Chanakya
- Category: Google My Business
In a latest update from google my business,Google can let searchers know when a new business will be opening its doors. Yes, now local store owners can register their business before the store gets opened and specify the opening date of store.
Google is testing a new Google My Business (GMB) feature to communicate when a new business will be opening its doors.A new business can specify its future opening date, and Google can show that listing in the local panel with when the business is opening.Damian Rollison from Brandify confirmed the Google test with his Google representative and shared a screen shot on his blog:
You can clearly see in this pic its written ” opens Wednesday sep 12 “. And once the store get opend i mean if you see the GMB account this same store after sep 12, you will see something like this.
Damian wrote, “It’s simple enough to supply Google with opening dates for new locations. This can be done by making use of the “open date” field — but for now you can only enter future dates manually in the GMB dashboard. Just how far in the future you can list a new location is still to be determined. And because this is a limited pilot, there’s no guarantee yet that your brand’s listings will qualify for advance publication.” Quote
In a further investigation about this update it is being revealed that you can only indicate the open date for a business one day in advance. Google will also allow you to enter only the month and year, in which case you may see a message like “Opens September” with no specific date. If you notice anything else about this feature in your own GMB listings, let us know!