Hootsuite supports Google My Business posts, but does not let you schedule posts for the future. Here is how you can schedule and automatically repeat your Google My Business posts.
Google My Business is an easy way for businesses to stand out in local SEO, and posts on GMB have been shown to increase traffic and improve search rankings.
However, the fact that your Google My Business posts expire after 7 days means that you have to constantly go back into GMB and post something week after week, again and again.
The solution: schedule out your Google My Business posts weeks or even months ahead of time.
The issue, however, is that very few social media schedulers work with Google My Business, and the ones that do work charge upwards of $50/month, which is a big hit to take for many businesses.
Hootsuite only supports Google My Business posts for posting immediately at that time, which you can already do natively in Google My Business. Hootsuite does not allow you to schedule Google My Business posts for the future.
However, OneUp allows you to schedule and automatically repeat your Google My Business posts, in addition to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
With OneUp, you can schedule posts across multiple GMB accounts and locations at the same time, and set up a rotation of posts to repeat automatically, so that your Google My Business posts are completely automated.
Using OneUp, you can schedule posts to Google My Business.
The process is simple. Just connect your Google My Business account on the Accounts page.
Then schedule your GMB post, optionally adding any link or image to the post.
Then add your Call-To-Action button and a link.
In addition to just scheduling posts, OneUp allows you to set GMB posts to automatically repeat at set intervals — such as once a week or once a month.
This allows you to reap the benefits of being active on Google My Business, without the hassle of constantly going back in every week to manually post something once your post expires.
Then choose to post it now, or schedule it for a date in the future.
Here is what the post looks like inside your Google My Business account:
And here is what the post looks like on the Google search results page: