YouTube videos in Google Maps listings
When visiting businesses listings that are shown in Google Maps, you can now view YouTube videos of that particular place, if the owner created one and linked it to the local business description. If you are a business owner in the US that targets clients on a city/state level and you haven’t added a local business listing on Google Maps then you should kick yourself (you can choose where) because not also it’s a good way to promote your business, but also to receive feedback about it. I wrote a long time ago a post on how to add a business to Google Maps (not the main topic of that post but there’s a small guide) and you’ll get this way the chance to see your business listed on Google Maps with a small Overview, a Details tab, Reviews added by Google Maps users, Photos and Videos that you can upload, and Web Pages that link to your business listing website. The new YouTube videos will be listed under Reviews – just kidding, they’ll appear in the Photos and Videos tab:
To associate an YouTube video (that you uploaded) with a local business listing, go to the Local Business Center and click on Edit for your business listing, go to the Photos tab and add in there the YouTube video information (I would post a screenshot but seems the Local Business Center is down for the moment and cannot get anything else than a “System Error. We’re sorry, but we are unable to serve your request at this time. Please try back in a few minutes. “).