The new Google My Business pages have been designed to bring together all of a businesses information in one place on Google. But before you get too distressed at the thought of yet another social profile to maintain, why not delegate this work to one of your staff, or your partner, and get on with doing the work you enjoy? So, how do you add additional managers to your GMB page? Well, that is exactly what we are going to step you through here. And it’s so easy, you’ll be pleased you found out how.
Now should one of your staff members leave, or your partner leaves you because they can’t handle all the social media work, you can also follow these same guidelines to remove a page manager.
To make things extra straight forward we have also taken screenshots of each step, so it’s totally dummy proof and you have no excuses! Ok, let’s start by logging into your Google My Business page. If you haven’t created on yet, you can go here to get one set up.
Once logged in, you will see all of the locations/businesses you have access to.
NOTE: If you are a business with multiple locations you can now add these into the Google My Business platform as different locations for the same business. This was never available in Google Places. Yay!
Step 1 – Click on the ‘Manage Location’ button to open up the details and options for that specific business or location.
Step 2- Once your location has opened up, you will see an icon in the top left-hand corner, as shown in the image below. Click on this icon to open up additional options and settings for this location/business.
Step 3 – Scroll down the menu that opens up on the left-hand side and click on the option called ‘Managers’ as shown in the image below. This will open a pop-up window with more options.
Step 4 – You will now have the option to enter in the email of whoever you want to add as managers. The email will need to be associated with a Google account, so you might not be able to use your staffs work email, unless they have associated their work email with a Google account. You can add multiple staff or consultants if you want to, each with their own ‘role’ depending on how much access you want them to have. The differences in the roles are outlined below.
Google have created three types of admin for Google+ & Google My Business pages: owners, managers and communications managers. A page can only have one owner, and that should always be the business owner, or a corporate email account that has been set up for this very purpose. This will help keep social profile ownership unified. However, Google will allow up to 50 managers or communications managers in order to help a business manage and maintain its pages.
Here is an overview of the differences between each of roles capabilities. The owner, of course, has the highest security access and is the only person who is able to delete the page.