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    Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

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    If you have created a Google Website via your Google My Business listing, your Google Posts now appear live in your website.
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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    I have a client I built a website for. They recently built a website using this kind of a URL:
    http://theirsite.business.site/

    I got a GMB notice that the site is now live.

    They did not consult me about this but asked for different access to their GMB account. I am thinking this is one of those GMB websites?

    My question is... will this hurt them since we already have a well optimized website we have been using for years?

    I want to be equipped with knowledge before I address this with them!

    Thanks, Mike

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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    I want to hear what others think.
    This question is similar to this other one: Google My Business Website PLUS a WordPress one
    But not exactly.
    This is a great discussion. The GMB websites are so new.
    Do it? Or don't do it?
    If you read the other thread you'll see that some Google outlet told me not to use their new website thingy. (My client also already has another website.) But Google helpers aren't always correct.

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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    I'll ping Joy and Colan on this thread.
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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    Quote Originally Posted by mschaler View Post
    I have a client I built a website for. They recently built a website using this kind of a URL:
    http://theirsite.business.site/

    I got a GMB notice that the site is now live.

    They did not consult me about this but asked for different access to their GMB account. I am thinking this is one of those GMB websites?

    My question is... will this hurt them since we already have a well optimized website we have been using for years?

    I want to be equipped with knowledge before I address this with them!

    Thanks, Mike
    Hey Mike,

    I can't think of any way it could cause harm. In a sense it's just like having another citation.

    There is an option to unpublish them if needed as well. Google's intent with these websites was to fill a gap in verticals and countries that don't typically have the resources to create their own websites.
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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    Can I quote you at the post I mentioned above (Google My Business Website PLUS a WordPress one )
    Or can you add something over there?
    I don't want to seem presumptuous, just helpful.

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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    Yes absolutely. But I think everybody addressed the issue well already on that other thread.

    The bottom line is if you already have a website with authority that you've been investing time and energy into you should be connecting that one to your Google my business listing.

    But there's no reason to freak out if you published a Google website. Just don't use that as your website in Google my business.

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    Re: Google Posts Now appear on Google My Business Websites

    I would just make sure it didn't override your real website in the GMB listing. You want your GMB listing to link to your real site because these ones have terrible SEO elements and don't rank well.

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