Google My Business Adds Online Operating Hours Feature
Joy Hawkins

A couple of weeks ago, Ben Fisher tweeted that Google My Business had added a new type of hours in the dashboard called “online operating hours”.

Google My Business Online Operating Hours

Krystal Taing pointed out this week that these hours are finally showing up in the search results.

Although this originally appears as a solution for businesses that answer phones after hours (when their physical location is closed), it’s important to note that these hours don’t change the fact that your business will still appear as closed in the search results unless you update your main set of hours.

Joy is the owner of the Local Search Forum, LocalU, and Sterling Sky, a Local SEO agency in Canada & the USA. She has been working in the industry since 2006, writes for publications such as Search Engine Land, and enjoys speaking regularly at marketing conferences such as MozCon, LocalU, Pubcon, SearchLove, and State of Search. You can find her on Twitter or volunteering as a Product Expert on the Google My Business Forum.