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Videos Finally Come to Google My Business

It looks like the option to upload videos to a Google My Business listing has finally arrived. This was just spotted in one of our clients dashboards:

The ability to add a video to a local listing VIA Google Maps was first noticed back in August, 2017. But this is the first time the option is showing up inside of the GMB dashboard.

Where does the video display live?

We posted our first video about ten minutes ago and it has yet to appear in the wild. I am guessing it will display wherever photos display (Knowledge Panel, Google Maps). Google will likely add a separate “Video” (sub)tab on mobile like they already do for this listing for Voodoo Doughnut in Portland:

 

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Colan Nielsen

Colan started in the local SEO world back in 2010 and is also deemed a product expert by Google as a Top Contributor on the Google My Business Forum. He is a contributor to Moz’s famous Local Search Ranking Factors survey and is a former Google MapMaker Regional Lead. Read Colan's full bio here.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. this is pretty exciting! not available for us yet (grocery retail) but I will continue to watch for it. thanks for the heads up!

    1. Hi Tim,

      Like most things Google it’s likely doing a slowish roll out. We are getting more info about it from Google soon.

  2. I saw this post check some of my accounts and was able to see the screen above. Now I went back to do some posts and the video option has disappeared for my accounts

    1. Hi David, thanks for letting us know. That’s really interesting. We are hoping to hear more about the feature soon.

  3. We’re seeing it in our dashboard for dentists! But I don’t see our uploaded video anywhere public yet.

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