GMB Booking Feature


Colan Nielsen

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I'm curious if anyone has setup the booking feature in GMB for their business or for any of your clients.

How did you find the sign-up process?

Which scheduling partner did you go with? Why that one?
 

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I've used it for a few clients that already used a 3rd party scheduler (not one of Google's listed partners). There was no process, just edit to add calendar URL to GMB listing. Still early, but seems to be helping drive appointments compared to previous periods.
 

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I've used it for a few clients that already used a 3rd party scheduler (not one of Google's listed partners). There was no process, just edit to add calendar URL to GMB listing. Still early, but seems to be helping drive appointments compared to previous periods.
Thanks Rik. So you just added the new partner URL in GMB and now they have the big blue booking button in their knowledge panel?

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Reply to Colan (and Tim's) RE: my previous post, no - there is no button we are doing exactly what Tim is doing. Setting up a 301 URL on client site that points to scheduler and putting that in GMB listing.
 
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I think what Colan is referring to is the new GMB feature that allows visitors to make an appointment inside GMB and which requires to use one of Google's partnered scheduling systems:



I would also be very interested to know if anyone who's implemented it has seen an increase in bookings compared to the simple link to the appointment page (which Rik and Tim I believe are referring to):





 

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I think what Colan is referring to is the new GMB feature that allows visitors to make an appointment inside GMB and which requires to use one of Google's partnered scheduling systems:

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I would also be very interested to know if anyone who's implemented it has seen an increase in bookings compared to the simple link to the appointment page (which Rik and Tim I believe are referring to):

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Thanks Kostas. Yes I'm referring specifically to this feature https://www.blog.google/topics/small-business/easy-booking-button-businesses-google/

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I don't really use an online appointment booking solution at the moment as it's not part of my sales process, but I did want the button on Google :)

So I found one with a decent free Tier, up to 50 appointments / month called simplybook.me

This is the page I setup in 5 minutes, haven't put much effort into it: Adam Potaznik
 

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