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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    I don't think scheduling is ever going to available for Google Posts. You cannot even republish expired Posts, as they expire after 7 days.
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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    You cannot even republish expired Posts, as they expire after 7 days.
    I think that's done by design--they want fresh content from the business. That doesn't mean that you can't copy an old post and then just create a new one and post it again. Especially if the offer in the post is good and converts well.

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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    I think that's done by design--they want fresh content from the business. That doesn't mean that you can't copy an old post and then just create a new one and post it again. Especially if the offer in the post is good and converts well.
    Yes, they're discouraging spammers. This is not Craigs List, after all.

    But you can copy the old posts and republish. I highlight the text and copy to the clipboard, then create a new post and paste the text. You do need to upload the image again, but that's easy enough. I even have a Photoshop template set at 407 x 305 px.
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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    I highlight the text and copy to the clipboard, then create a new post and paste the text.
    Isn't that what I just said, take an old post and then post it again? Or am I missing something here, Darren, SmallBizGeek?

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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by Digitaldar View Post
    How are you measuring the value of Google My Business Posts? I am doing them for a client on a weekly basis but have not noticed any significant increases...
    I track the links from GMB and Google+ with Bitly

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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhartzer View Post
    Isn't that what I just said, take an old post and then post it again? Or am I missing something here, Darren, SmallBizGeek?
    Kind of. Some people might be under the impression you're duplicating a post without having to highlight the text. I'm clarifying the issue for anyone reading this who is new to GMB Posts.

    I'm hoping one day we'll be able to republish old/expired Posts without having to actually create a new post. A republish option would be great and a time saver.
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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Or just any tool that can remotely post to Google My Business "Posts"

    Logging in to each client is time consuming, but as there doesn't seem to be any API open I guess it will be like this for a while.

    I've asked a couple of social media manager platforms - SproutSocial and Co-Schedule and both their community managers didn't even know what the platform was....

    "We do post to Google business with Google+ management" is not an answer.
    Please someone kill Google Plus now.

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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Will this help? From Mike Blumenthal today.

    Google Releases My Business API V 4.0 With Ability to Add Posts

    Google has announced the release of V 4.0 of the Google My Business API. While there are a number of new features, the most notable is the ability for 3rd Party platforms to now post Google Posts on for the businesses using the platform.
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    Re: Google's new posts - scheduling automated posting tool?

    Linda's right, the new API capabilities means it's only a matter of time before some of the common platforms integrate post scheduling in with their other tools. I don't imagine it'll be long before some of the companies out there implement post scheduling.

    The API itself won't be much use to you, unless you're already a competent coder and you know how to interact with a REST API. If that's you, the relevant documentation is here. If not, hit up your favorite GMB management platform and see what their plans are. Maybe Brightlocal would integrate something like that if they had people asking?

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