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Hi MyBusiness API team,

 

I just have a look to the My Business API but I see that there is not a function to create a new Post.

 

Do you plan to add it in a near future ?

 

Thanks for your reply

 

Bastien

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Hi @Sunnyreports,

 

The Google My Business API doesn’t currently support this feature. We are working to make this feature available in the API sometime in the future.

 

While there is no bulk posting functionality in the GMB UI, large merchants and third parties can use this feature today to publish posts on individual listings via the Google My Business UI (using the card view).

 

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Shalini, The Google My Business API Team

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It's not on the left hand of your listing dashboard? 

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Hi Jenn,

 

Thanks for your reply. Yes it is, but in this case, I need to create a post for a promotion for hundred pages for stores of the same franchise.

 

If I do it manually, I will spend 2 days to post 5 lines of text and an image on each page. With the API, I could do it in one click and post future promotions easily.

 

Unfortunately, we can't do that with the bulk CSV upload.

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Have you considered HootSuite? We post to Google accounts via HootSuite and it saves us a lot of time!

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Hi @Sunnyreports,

 

The Google My Business API doesn’t currently support this feature. We are working to make this feature available in the API sometime in the future.

 

While there is no bulk posting functionality in the GMB UI, large merchants and third parties can use this feature today to publish posts on individual listings via the Google My Business UI (using the card view).

 

Thanks,

Shalini, The Google My Business API Team

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Hi Jenn,

 

I didn't. That's a great idea. I am going to have a look. Thank you.

 

Edited : it seems this feature is not available on Hootsuite for the moment too : https://feedback.hootsuite.com/discussion/685/add-posts-and-schedule-to-google-my-business

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Hi Shalini,

 

Thanks for your reply. I want to be sure not to misunderstand your last sentence.

 

There is not a bulk posting feature. OK.

"large merchants can use this feature" => which feature ? bulk posting ? or one page at a time posting ?

 

If it is bulk posting, can you tell me more how to do it when I am on the GMB UI with card view ? I don't see anything.

 

Thanks for your reply and sorry if I misunderstood something.

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Hi @Sunnyreports,

 

No, currently there is no bulk posting functionality in the Google My Business UI.

 

Thanks,

The Google My Business API Team

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That'd be to G+Local Pages, not GMB. 

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@Eoghan G

 

what are "G+Local Pages"?

All GMB pages are local

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