The season of feasting and spending time with family and friends is here. That’s right–the holidays are upon us, which may also mean your community’s open hours may change depending on the day.
If you’re thinking of your residents and prospective renters, they may want to know what your hours are on certain holidays and whether you’ll be available to assist them or not.
One of the best places to let your renters know your holiday hours is on the #1 search site–Google. It’s important to never neglect your Google My Business listing as there is a bevy of options for users to engage with your community like directing them to your website, or allowing them to call you with a single click on mobile.
So how does one go about setting special holiday hours on their Google My Business listing? We’re here to break it down for you.
#1 | Sign in to your Google My Business listing
To get started, you’ll need to visit business.google.com and log in with the credentials used to manage your listing.
#2 | Getting to your Special Hours
Once you’ve logged in and selected the correct property listing (as you may manage more than one), click “Info” in the left-hand menu.
Doing so should bring you to your back-end listing page where you control all displayed information for your business location.
If you scroll down on the next page right under your regular business hours, there should be a section for specialty hours on specific dates.
Click on the pencil icon and a box should pop up with your special holiday hours.
#3 | Update your Special Hours
You should be able to click on “Confirm Hours” next to any holiday to adjust when you’re open, or turn off your open hours completely to show that you will be closed for that day.
#4 | What to do if your holiday isn’t listed
Say you have a company party that closes down your business for the day, or you simply observe another holiday. Simple!
Scroll all the way down in the same “Special hours” box. You should be able to see the option to “Add New Date”, where you can set up special hours for a specific date and time of your choosing.
#5 | Save your changes
Don’t forget to click “Apply” at the bottom to make sure the new hours actually display online to your customers. After that, you’re done, you genius, you!
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It’s also a great idea to update your social channels, letting your customers know that you will be open or closed for specific holidays as well.
We hope this guide helped you update your listed holiday hours on Google.
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