You can now add quick links to your local results, thanks to Google My Business’s latest update!
They have recently announced that local business owners will now be able to add quick links
to their local listings. Currently, it is visible only to select categories of businesses
But those who will be able to enjoy it can add the quick links using their Google My Business
account. It may prove to be beneficial to those who directly serve the customers. From the limited categories that will be able to avail this new feature, businesses like restaurants will reap the maximum benefits from it, since they can add direct links to online ordering menu, reviews and much more.
Google posted the news about adding quick links to local results on their release notes page saying:
Add links to specific actions like online orders or reservations. Make it easier for customers to
take action directly from your listing.
This new update is to make it easier for the users to take actions. By cutting short the process
from Google —> Website —> Action to Google —> Action.
The help center article has been updated to explain the steps for businesses to take to add
these URLs. Some of the actions include:
- booking an appointment
- placing an order
- reserving a table
- searching for items
- viewing the menu
Here is a screenshot: