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Special Hours in Google My Business

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Google My Business is launching a feature that will allow you to pre-schedule specific hours for holidays or special events. 


Holidays -


The holiday season is fast approaching and with it customers looking for last minute gifts. They are wondering when they can visit your business and counting on your business information being correct on Google.


When you provide special hours to Google My Business for a known holiday in your region, we’ll tell your customers that they’re seeing holiday-specific opening hours:


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If you do not provide special hours for a known holiday in your region - even if you update your regular hours - Google will add a disclaimer to let customers know that your “hours might differ” for that holiday.


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Special Events -

Special Hours are not just for the holidays.  With Special Hours in Google My Business, merchants can pre-schedule exceptional hours up to 365 days in advance.  This feature is particularly useful for special events where normal business hours do not apply. Simply use Google My Business to tell us the date with special hours, and we’ll display those instead of the regular business hours for that date. No need to return and reupload your hours, we’ll display your regular hours automatically after the date you specified for your special event.

Learn more about this new feature and spreadsheet guidelines in our Help Center article here.

Marissa Nordahl, Community Manager, Google My Business
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This is great, thanks for posting!