Google Enhances Business Connectivity with Expanded Accessibility to Social Media Profiles Integration
- Oct 11, 2023
Google is raising the bar for businesses by allowing them to incorporate their social media links into their Google Business profiles. This innovative step ensures that when a company's brand listing appears in Google Search or Maps, social media profiles will also show up prominently.
Earlier in August, Google made headlines by announcing that businesses can add social media links directly to their Google Business profile. This initiative, Google said, is a new way to redirect potential customers to related online pages using Google's vast suite of tools. Initially, this feature was only accessible to a select few brands. However, Google has now broadened its reach, allowing most companies across various regions to supplement their social media links to their Google Business profile.
According to Google's technical procedure, businesses can input a single link from each social media site. For instance, a single Facebook link and one YouTube link can be integrated into your Business Profile.
This strategic move ensures streamlined connectivity from your brand listing.
Currently, the social media platforms that are supported include:
-Twitter (referred to as X)
Although still not supporting platforms such as Threads or Mastodon, Twitter users seeking to put emphasis on these applications. Furthermore, Snapchat appears to be another notable absence, given that it also features its own business profiles and listings, which has led to speculation that Google may still have objections regarding Snap Map.
To integrate social media links to a Google Business Profile, users must log in to their business profile and select “Edit profile”, followed by “Business information”. The social media links can then be updated in the “Contact” section.
This upgrade could serve as a boon for businesses, potentially driving more traffic to their social media profiles. It further provides viewers the luxury of connecting via their preferred platform. Additionally, this increased accessibility and option provision can only be beneficial in the long term.