How to Add an Agency to Your Google My Business Listing

Overview

If your business is using an agency to do any type of Digital Marketing, SEO (Search Engine Optimization), or SEM (Search Engine Marketing), you’ll most likely need to give that agency permission to manage your Google My Business (GMB) listing. This article quickly goes over how to make that happen.

Useful Information

Owners and Managers of your GMB listing have different capabilities within the service. To see a summary of the different capabilities of each type of user, view the chart below:

Google My Business User Permissions

It’s important to note; only an owner can add or remove users. However, a manager may remove himself or herself from a listing. Many times you may add 1 user from your digital marketing agency, but that user may need to add some of their co-workers, which means giving this person “Owner” access will allow the most ease of use for your agency. 

Add New Users

To add a new user to your GMB listing:

Step 1

Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

If you have multiple locations, select the location you’d like to add users to.

Step 3

Click Users from the left-hand side menu.

GMB Menu

Step 4

In the top right corner, click the add users icon.

 

GMB Users

Step 5

Next, enter the email addresses of the users you would like to add. In some cases you may also be able to add a location group which would allow each member that is apart of that location group to access your GMB profile on behalf of the group.

GMB: Add New Users

Step 6

Then assign the user a role by selecting Owner, Manager, or Communications manager. Please note that to make things easier, it is always easiest to assign your Beanstalk rep with a Owner’s role as we can then add the account to the location group. Once completed, we will reduce the role to simply a Manager’s role. This means that the client will always maintain the ownership of their listing and Beanstalk will simply manage it.

 

GMB: Choose Role

Step 7

Finally, click Invite. From there each new user will receive an email notifying them of the invitation. The page owners will also get a notification via email once the invitation is accepted. 

That’s it!

You may also need to give the agency access to your business’s Facebook page. To learn how to do that, click here.

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