- May 21, 2019
Hi, everyone. What do you think of Google Short Names? What do you think Google will be doing with these? Thanks!
Do we know yet what other parameters Google are using?As with most GMB features this is likely just the minimum viable product and they will be building on its functionality
Thanks, @Colan Nielsen. This makes a lot of sense. It will be interesting to see how this develops over time.Hi @KristiSimone They are important enough to create/claim them. It's worth the effort because:
- It's an easy and effective way to show-off your GMB profile to potential customers. You can include the short name URL in email marketing campaigns, emails signatures...etc
- Your competitors could grab your branded short name url before you do. We saw this happen recently
- As with most GMB features this is likely just the minimum viable product and they will be building on its functionality
Do you have any more information on this, Tim? I had a suspension happen on an account of mine. 2 out of 13 locations received a suspension, and I am now seeing that I applied short codes a day prior to the suspension, but didn't think about the two being related in anyway.Right now it seems as though adding a shortname may trigger a suspension of the listing. Be careful.
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