Google Posts Bookings

Google has recently announced a new feature, Google Posts, and it’s a game-changer for restaurant reservations.

You can now add a reservations link to your Google Business listing, allowing customers to take commission-free bookings via ResDiary, directly from the Google homepage.

To do this yourself, follow the steps below. Otherwise, contact the support team at support@resdiary.com and they’ll be happy to help:

  1. Log in to your Google My Business account. (If you don’t have a listing, here is a link to set this up)
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “Manage Location” (if you have more than one, these will need to be set up seperately)
  3. Click on “Create Post” or click “Post” on the menu on the left-hand-side.
  4.  Download and use this image to put in the image box: https://sales.resdiary.com/resdiary/uploads/2017/06/resdiary-google-10.png
  5. Fill in the required fields:
    – Write your post: “To Reserve – Click Below”
    – Turn on “Add a Button” and check “Reserve”
    – Add in your microsite Eg: www.resdiary.com/restaurant/RestaurantName (double check your name by searching for your microsite on www.resdiary.com)
    – If you want to track your reservations, add this code to the end of your web address: ?utm_source=GKG&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=GKG+Post#booking
    – You should also add #booking to the end of the link to make it a better mobile experience
    – The final address should look like:
    www.resdiary.com/Restaurant/MarcoPierreWhiteSteakAlehouse?utm_source=GKG&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=GKG+Post#booking
    (DO NOT use this exact address. Find your own microsite name on www.resdiary.com and use that)
  6. Hit “Preview” to make sure that everything looks good and your reserve link goes to your microsite.
  7. Repeat the process for each venue if you have multiple.