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    Exclamation Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    GMBnav

    Google My Business Navigation Update


    Google is rolling out a nice update that improves the navigation and UI for both the single listing and the GMBL platforms.

    One really cool thing too is that it unifies everything into one dashboard now. So for big agencies you can see your single location clients AND your big chains AND listings you manage all in one central dashboard.

    Overall it's just much easier to find what you need and get where you want to go!

    WHEN? It's starting to roll out right now to a small % of users. Will gradually roll out to all in about a week.

    In the screenshot above you see the new layout of the main dashboard with tabbed menu and breadcrumbs to make it easier to know where you are at.

    Then if you click the 3 lines on the top left you'll see a drop down menu.

    The new GMB Menu provides easy access to:

    .:. GMB features
    .:. Google+ Page
    .:. Adding locations
    .:. Adding brand pages
    .:. Managers
    .:. Settings
    .:. Contacting support


    Google My Business Locations

    GMBbulkNav


    The GMBL (bulk locations) interface got several new updates. Above you see Card view which shows locations and you can also in the top on top get to just brand pages if you have them. More new features are listed in the summary at the bottom.

    The new GMBL Menu provides easy access to:

    .:. List filtering
    .:. To-do list
    .:. Brand Pages
    .:. Contacting support


    One other new thing, some of you may be interested in. In the past you could only use GMBL if you had a brand with more than 10 location. Now if you have less than 10 you can still use it for managing listings if that's easier for you. You don't automatically get white listed for verifying all the locations, but management could be easier. Your choice.

    Here is a summary of features from the Google Hangout we just had to preview the update.


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    Enjoy the update - Should make for smoother sailing!


    Questions??? I either have answers or can get them for you.


    Ready, set GO! Check those dashboards.

    ARE YOU SEEING THE UPDATE YET?


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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    Thanks for sharing Linda. This should make things a little easier for us.
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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    Yes, and the big thing for me is seeing that GMB and L continues to improve.

    It's important to see that Google is committed to local and continuing to put resources there. I know many, with the deletion of the G+ L links wonders how important local is now. But it's just the page itself that's diminished and the ability to get to it harder.

    However the data you put in the dashboard is still really important - but instead of the focus being on a single stand alone G+ page - the data just shows up various ways right in Google Search, Google Maps and the Knowledge Graph.
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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    Some of you may wonder when the update will hit your country.

    Priya Chandra who is in Australia just said to me on G+:

    "It does look good Linda - fingers crossed the update makes it Down Under sooner rather than later!"

    My reply:

    "Thanks for letting us know Priya. Google said on the call it's not an update that rolls out country by country. It's worldwide but in small batches. So a % of AU could have it already, it just has not made it's way to you yet."
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    I spent all day in the dashboard (insights etc) for reporting. I definitely didn't see it. However, I CAN'T EVEN CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT TO EXPERIENCE IT!

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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    Haha! Hope you are among the 1st Gerry!
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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    Does the new "insights" tab report in aggregate for multi location accounts?? If so this is the day I've been dreaming of since I first got into this gig.

    ---------- Post Merged at 06:57 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 06:52 PM ----------

    Answer: sadly, no

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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    This is a very exciting development - I especially like the easier way to add locations and managers; two things that are sticking points for most common users.

    And...I've just got the new interface. Refresh and refresh often! (My new motto).
    Priya Chandra
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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    YAY Priya. Glad you got it. I still don't. I could have requested it, but have not had time to yet.

    Cori. I was going to see if Priya could answer since she has it, but sounds like you found out!
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    Re: Google My Business & GMBL Update Rolling Out Now - Better Nav/UI

    I've not gotten the update that Linda mentions, but I do see that the "Share an Update" is still featured on the primary business page. Even though Google has disconnected G+ from other tools, it appears that they're not eliminating it, and it still has value to post information and content. I still see Google+ posts in my search results, and I see that such posts are getting views in the Insights report they provide. It will be interesting to see how the latest update impacts access to G+ and what the Insights reporting tells us about how its consumed.

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