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January 11, 2017

How to add social profile buttons to your Google Business listing

In case you missed it, Google added instructions on how to add your social profile buttons to your Google Business listing. Like in the example below:

add social profile buttons to your Google Business listing

Currently, Google only supports these social profiles:

  • Facebook • Twitter • Google+ • Instagram • YouTube • LinkedIn

To add your social media profiles to your website’s Google Profile, follow these simple steps:

  1. Copy this code into a plain text document (on a Mac, that would be the TextEdit app)
    <script type=”application/ld+json”>{ “@context” : “http://schema.org”,”@type” : “Organization”,”name” :”Your Organization Name”,”url” : “http://www.your-site.com”,”sameAs” : [“http://www.facebook.com/your-profile”,”http://www.twitter.com/yourProfile”,”http://plus.google.com/your_profile”] }</script>
  2. Add the name of your organization to the ”name” section of the script.
  3. Add your website to the “url” section of the script.
  4. Add your social media links to the ”sameAs” section of the script.
  5. Copy and paste your edited script into the head or body of your webpages. If you use WordPress, you should place this script where you place analytics or retargeting scripts. Or, send the code to your developer.
  6. Troubleshoot your script with Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool.

 

 

 

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