No More Phone Numbers In Google Posts

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Recently, Google has put up a new guideline that shuts down putting your business phone number into your Google Posts. This means that if you post a phone number in a post, you will be going against Google Post’s guidelines.

The reasoning for this is “to avoid the risk of abuse, we do not allow your post content to include a phone number. You can make your phone number available on your Business Profile or website.” 

If you aren’t able to post your phone number in a post anymore, than how do you get people to call you? Google said that you can attach a “Call now” button to the post that uses your verified Business Profile number.

In the help article on Google Posts policies, Google said:

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To avoid the risk of abuse, we do not allow your post content to include a phone number. You can make your phone number available on your Business Profile or website. 

Instead, you can attach a “Call now” button to your post that uses your verified Business Profile phone number.

Source – Local U

Scott Davenport

Scott Davenport is the content writer and social media man of Thrive Business Marketing and Thrive HVAC in Portland Oregon. Writing about the current events of the SEO world, as well as tips and advice that fellow SEOs could use to improve their own SEO campaigns and shares it for the whole world to see!

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