What can I try if I'm having trouble with Google My Business?
This article covers common reasons why posts might be declined by Google My Business or you may be unable to add or reconnect a Google My Business Profile.
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1. Are you using the right image ratio?
2. Is your image a photograph?
Google My Business only allows images of people, food, places etc. Please avoid using pictures of menus or using any text based image, as this may cause the post to bounce.
3. Has the location been verified?
Before you can post, the location must be verified. Please see the following link to check the status of your locations: https://business.google.com/manage
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4. Do you have the correct Permission Level for the location listing?
Please ensure your account is set to Owner or Manager to be able to add Google My Business locations and post successfully.
This can be changed via the Google My Business management page, then click the Page in question and select Users on the left.
5. Is it a Google My Business listing that has more than 10 locations?
Since the release of Google My Business, Google My Business limits on the maximum number of listings an account has changed. Go to Maximum number of listings per account for clarification.
If you are posting to Google My Business Listing which has more than 10 locations (franchise) you will receive the following bounce message "This location belongs to a chain. The Local Post API is disabled for this location".
If you are posting to Google My Business Listing that has more than 10 locations (franchise) you may receive the following bounce message "This location belongs to a chain. The Local Post API is disabled for this location" as Google My Business has added limitations depending on when the listings were created.
You can manage the limit of the number of Google My Business Listing for your account by requesting bulk verification.