How do I create/schedule Google My Business (GMB) posts with SocialPilot?

You can create various Google My Business posts using elements like text, links, images, and videos.

To create a post, you need to connect your social media account(s) from the  Connect Account page. 

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Click on 'Posts' ->  Create Post from the sidebar menu.
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Type in the text in the provided box. 
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Choosing an Image:
  • Click on the Camera icon and choose an image from your desktop. 
  • Alternatively, you can choose an image from the site/blog link you  pasted  in the text box.
  • You can also upload images from your Dropbox.

Note: If you have entered the URL of a blog/site in the text box, you'll see a preview of all the images from that page.    

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Note: The post will be shared according to the o.g. meta tag set on the URL you use in the post.

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Choosing a video:
  • Click on the Video icon and select a video from your computer.
  • You'll see a preview of your video where you can select a thumbnail from the options provided. (maximum 5 thumbnails will be provided) 

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Note: Google My Business' API doesn't support video uploads. Hence, your video will be uploaded to SocialPilot's server and a link to the video will be shared in the post.
When you click on the video, it will play in the SocialPilot page.

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Select account(s) from which you want to publish the post.

Your post will be published as per the defined scheduling option you selected.

Note: All your Google My Business posts will show a call-to-action (CTA) "Learn more" when published. Clicking on it will take you to the URL you have included in the post.
Hence, please ensure that all your posts have URLs.

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