How to Update Your Holiday Operating Hours on Google My Business

Keeping customers in the loop with whatever changes or updates you may have is one of the best practices we always preach to our clients especially if their goal is to build a good reputation and an army of loyal followers. And making sure that they get accurate details about any changes such as your business operating hours is an excellent courtesy for your customers.

Adding Special Hours to Your GMB Listing

Running a business during a holiday can be tricky, and there are a lot of details to consider. One of them is determining your operating hours during these special days. Thankfully, with the help of Google My Business, you can now get all your affairs in order. The world’s largest search engine’s business listing has made it easy for you to post your business operating hours during public holidays and special events before they transpire. Follow the instructions below on how to do it:

  • First is you need to log in to your Google My Business account and select the location you want to adjust the hours for.
  • Go to “Info” which you can find on the left side of your Google My Business page. Then scroll down and click “Add special hours” section to edit.
  • Upcoming known holidays in your area will be loaded, and you will be asked to confirm your operating hours during those dates. Enter the hours of business then hit apply.
  • Click “Closed” to mark that your location will have no operation that holiday then hit apply to submit.
  • If you wish to add more dates or schedule a special event that has an exceptional operating hour, simply click “add new date” then choose the date from the calendar and enter the special hours or tick closed.
  • All requested edits will still be reviewed for quality purposes and can take up to 3 days to be published on your GMB listing.
  • Google will also notify you via email a week before the public holiday to make sure you won’t forget to adjust your business operating hours on your Google My Business page.

You are all set! Now when someone searches for your business on Google, your adjusted hours will show on that particular day. Your schedule for the entire week will also show if users click the hours on your GMB listing.

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