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How to Add Holiday Hours to Your Google My Business Profile

Are you closing up shop for a holiday getaway? Maybe you’re extending your hours to capitalize on holiday spending! Either way, adding special holiday hours to your Google My Business profile is a quick and easy way to let your customers know when you're open during the holiday season. This walk through takes you step by step, with helpful hints along the way.

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Your updates will appear in Google Search results and Google Maps.

You can make these edits online, or if you’re already out of the office, you can use the new Google My Business mobile app.

First thing’s first, you’ll need to sign into your Google Business account.

Go to google.com/business and click “Sign In” at the top right.

Before you enter your business’s name, make sure you’re signed into your business’s primary Gmail account. If you’re unable to log into the primary account, you’ll need to request access.

Hopefully this isn’t too big of a problem. If the login is lost or you don’t hear back after 7 days, you'll be able to verify your affiliation with the business to gain access to the listing.

Once you’re signed in, you’ll need to select a location if you’re business lists multiple.

Select a location. Now click the info tab on the left.

Scroll down to “Special Hours”

Note: You will only be able to list special hours if you’ve already listed regular hours.

Next you’ll confirm holiday hours and/or list new dates and times.

Don’t forget to click apply when you’re done!

Notice these updates might take up to three days to publish. Google takes this time to make sure your edits follow their guidelines.

Once Google has accepted your edits, your profile will be updated on search results and Google Maps.

That's all there is to it! Follow these steps for any time your business has irregular hours.

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