Google My Business is a free tool offered by Google that promotes your Business Profile and website on Google Search and Maps. A Business Profile is what will appear on Google in the local results when a search is made. . A Google My Business profile is needed in order to manage the information shown in the Business Profile.
Benefits of having a Google My Business profile:
- Keep customers informed
- Makes businesses visible
- It’s free
- Reviews help build customer trust
- Improves SEO
A Google My Business dashboard provides users with information on their profile reviews, views, actions, and photos. You are able to see results on this data in both the dashboards and reports for Google My Business offered on Oviond.
Using Google My Business On Oviond
Google My Business connects to Oviond using your Google account login details (email address and password). This authentication only needs to be done once per Google My Business profile and it gives access to all the accounts in the profile.
We have a comprehensive help center article that will answer all questions around the authorization, permissions, and limitations for Google My Business.
Data Available On Oviond For Google My Business Widgets
The Google My Business integration has a range of metrics that are available when creating a widget on Oviond. You can view all the metrics on your Oviond account once you have successfully connected your Google My Business account to your client project. At this stage, Google My Business doesn’t offer any form of segmentation in their reporting. . Currently, you are only able to report on one location per client project on Oviond however you can upvote this feature on our roadmap to be able to report on multiple locations per client project.
Top metrics available on Oviond for Google My Business:
- Direct Queries – The number of times the resource was shown when searching for the locations
- Indirect Queries – The number of times the resource was shown as a result of a categorical search
- Maps Views – The number of times the resource was viewed on Google Maps
- Search Views – The number of times the resource was viewed on Google Search
- Website Actions – The number of times the website was clicked
- Map Views – The number of times the resource was viewed on Google Maps
- Reviews – The number of reviews on your Google My Business Account
- Avg. Star Rating – The average rating of your business based on a 5-star rating system
Feel free to let us know if you need any metrics or dimensions added for Google My Business on Oviond and we would be happy to look into adding these in for you. Using Google My Business In Dashboards, Reports, and Funnels
Google My Business widgets can be created in dashboards, reports and funnels on Oviond and are available in many of the standard and blended templates. The widget builder for this integration is very simple and offers the most important metrics on your Google My Business dashboard.
Google My Business widgets can be added to dashboards, reports, and funnels as single data widgets or blended data widgets. It is important to include Google My Business data in client reporting especially if your client runs a local business and relies on the information from the Google My Business dashboard in order to help attract new customers as well as share information with those users about your business (reviews, address, opening and closing times, etc.)
Templates Available For Google My Business On Oviond
Our Google My Business integration is still in beta and we aim to have many templates with local SEO data soon! For now, we offer two report templates and two dashboard templates. You can visit the Google My Business integration page on our website for more information about these templates.
The templates can be accessed from inside your Oviond account, when you click on ‘’Add Dashboard” or “Add Report” in a client project. We have one standard template, which only includes Google My Business widgets. We also have one blended template, which includes Google My Business widgets as well as widgets from other integrations.