Google My Business (GMB) is a powerful tool for businesses to manage their online presence. It allows businesses to create and manage their listings on Google Maps, as well as post updates, respond to customer reviews, and more. One of the most important aspects of GMB is the ability to transfer ownership of a listing from one user to another. This article will explain how to transfer ownership of a GMB listing.
The first step in transferring ownership of a GMB listing is to make sure that both the current owner and the new owner have Google accounts. If either user does not have an account, they will need to create one before proceeding with the transfer process.
Once both users have Google accounts, the current owner should log into their account and navigate to their GMB dashboard. From there, they should select the listing they wish to transfer and click on “Manage Location” in the top right corner. On this page, they should click on “Users” in the left-hand menu and then click “Invite New Users” at the top right corner of this page.
The current owner should then enter the email address associated with the new owner’s Google account and select “Manager” from the drop-down menu next to it. This will give them access to all features related to managing this listing, including editing information, responding to reviews, and more. The current owner can also choose whether or not they want this user to be able view analytics for this listing by checking or unchecking the box next to “View Analytics” before clicking “Send Invitation” at the bottom right corner of this page.
Once this invitation has been sent, it will appear in both users’ inboxes with instructions on how to accept it. The new owner should follow these instructions and accept the invitation by clicking on “Accept Invitation” at the bottom right corner of this page. Once accepted, they will be given full access as a manager for this listing and can begin managing it immediately.
The final step in transferring ownership of a GMB listing is for the current owner to remove themselves from it by navigating back into their GMB dashboard and selecting “Users” from within their desired location again. They should then find themselves listed under “Current Users” at which point they can click on “Remove User” next to their name at the far right side of this page before confirming that they want themselves removed from this location by clicking “Remove User” again at the bottom right corner of this page. Once removed, only managers invited by either user will have access or be able edit information related to that location going forward.
In conclusion, transferring ownership of a GMB listing is relatively straightforward process that requires both users involved have Google accounts before proceeding with any steps outlined above. Once completed successfully, only invited managers will have access or be able edit information related that location going forward which makes it an important step for businesses looking maintain control over their online presence through GMB listings