When a user searches for a business on Google, the first point of contact with the establishment will be its Google My Business listing. From there, they will be able to call the establishment, request directions or visit the website. It is now also possible to make a reservation using the ‘Book on Google’ feature.
What is the ‘Book’ button on Google My Business?
The ‘Book on Google’ feature allows Internet users to make reservations with local service businesses (restaurants, beauty salons, etc.) directly via their Google My Business listing.
The ‘Book’ button is prominently displayed on the Google My Business listing and is different from the basic link that was there previously (1). Once the user clicks on the link they can select the desired party size, date and time (2). If the establishment linked to the Google My Business listing has several booking service providers, the customer will be asked to choose between the different providers
The customer must then provide their information (first name, surname, phone number and email address) (3) before confirming their request (4).
The customer will then receive two confirmation emails: one from Google My Business, the other from the service provider (5).
How do I add the Book button to a Google My Business listing?
You will need to work with a Google booking engine partner such as La Fourchette or Bookatable if you wish to make use of this feature.
If you use one of these solutions and your establishment has a Google My Business listing, then the ‘Book’ button will be added to it by default.
How do I remove the Book button from a Google My Business listing?
To remove the ‘Book’ button from a Google listing you will need to contact your booking manager directly and ask them to remove the button.
How do I become a Google booking partner?
If you work for a company that offers a booking management service and would like to give your customers the option of incorporating it into their Google listing, you can fill out this questionnaire to apply for your solution to be integrated with Google.
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