In this article, you will learn about how to connect Workiz with Google's Local Services Ads.
What is Google's Local Services Ads?
Google's Local Services Ads helps businesses like yours easily connect with customers who use Google to search for services that you offer. Local Services Ads can take your business to the next level by boosting your visibility, giving you a badge of trust and credibility, and targeting local customers.
With Workiz's integration, new bookings from Local Services Ads will get added right to your calendar. You'll even get a notification right to your Message Center, giving you quick access to:
View the booking information
Communicate with the client
Make quick changes to the booking
Who can sign up?
In order to use Workiz’s integration with Google Local Services, your business must have a Google Guarantee badge.
Tip: Not backed by the Google Guarantee yet? Click here to get started with help from our marketing partners over at SearchKings. They’ll walk you through the process, which includes a series of background checks.
Google Local Services Ads is also only available for the following industries:
Enabling Local Services Ads integration
From the navigation bar, select the Marketplace
Under Integrations, select Google’s Local Services Ads
Turn the toggle switch on
Select Connect Google’s Local Services Ads
Connecting Workiz to Google's Local Services Ads
Enter your business information:
Set your availability:
View and edit hours: Select View and edit your hours and adjust your business hours as desired
Time slot length: Choose the time slot that best matches your average job length
Business availability based on: Choose one of the following options as desired:
Allow double booking: Allow clients to schedule appointments regardless of existing availability
Based on tech’s availability: Only allow clients to schedule appointments based on your team’s availability
Choose number of jobs per slot: Only allow your clients to schedule a certain number of appointments per time slot
Minimum notice time: Choose the minimum amount of time you need before a job can be booked
Define your available services
Choose the service you want to offer
Choose the Google service type that most closely matches your service type
Enter an estimated price for this service
Repeat Steps 3a–3c until you have added all of your desired services
Select Connect schedule
It will take approximately 3–4 business days for your accounts to be connected. You will receive an email once the process is complete.
What leads will see
When prospective clients search for services on Google, your business will be listed in the results alongside other local businesses capable of performing the service.
After selecting the Book option, leads will be taken to a page that features all of your services before being taken to a scheduling page.
What you will see
Once a job is booked on your Google’s Local Services Ads listing, the following will take place:
You will receive a notification of the booking to your Message Center
You can communicate with the customer by replying right from the Message Center.
The job will automatically be added to your schedule
Jobs from Google’s Local Services Ads will not be added with an assigned tech. You can easily add a tech right from the Message Center.
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