With Hookle you can easily manage and post to your Google My Business profile wherever you are. To connect:
- Open the Hookle App and select Profile from the bottom right corner of the dashboard.
- Select "Connected Accounts" and "Connect new account". Choose Google My Business and follow the instructions. Note that you need to first add your business to Google My Business profile before connecting it to Hookle.
- Then, verify your Google My Business profile. Note that your Google My Business profile needs to be verified in order to publish updates to the profile from Hookle or to see the profile statistics in Hookle. If your Google My Business profile is not verified but connected to Hookle, you can start verification directly from Hookle by clicking the yellow warning sign next to your Google My Business profile.
- After successful connection and verification, you can publish updates straight to your Google My Business profile and websites created with the Google Website Builder. Note that franchises/chains cannot post to a Google My Business listing that has more than 10 locations as Google has disabled the posting feature in their API. However, franchisees (store owners, entrepreneurs) can independently use Hookle to post to their location(s) if the franchise/chain encourages them to do so.
In addition to publishing, you can also see the statistics of Google My Business updates and the impact of it on Your Splash.
Learn more about the benefits of Google My Business for small business owners on our blog.