“Buy Gift Card” Now Prominent on Google Maps App
Carrie Hill

Google is highlighting businesses that have taken advantage of the Gift Card/Support feature via the Google Maps App.

Image via 9to5Google.com

Not too long ago businesses that sell gift certificates or gift cards, or who had established a “support campaign” via approved providers were encouraged to add the info to the GMB dashboard.  Now Google is surfacing those links within the listings on the Maps App.

To add a Support or Gift Card element to your Google my Business:

  1. Login to GMB
  2. From the menu, click Posts
  3. Choose “COVID-19 support.”
  4. *Alternatively, click “Get support from customers” directly on the Google My Business home page.

Adding a gift card/support campaign has a few limitations:

  • Businesses must be verified before March 1, 2020.
  • Businesses must have a physical storefront.
  • Owners, managers, and site managers of the Business Profile can use the posts feature to add gift card and donation links.

This is great visibility for your gift card sales if you can take advantage of it!

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Carrie comes to Sterling Sky with SEO experience that dates back to 2005! She has a passion for figuring out what works for each and every client and picking apart the problems that arise in our “it depends” relationship with Google. She has also been organizing and nurturing the LocalU Conference Series since 2017 – through to today – across a hectic few years of pandemic and back into in-person conferences again.