How keep your regular business hours and special hours updated?
Having your business hours updated on Google and other platforms is an important factor of gaining the trust of your clients, avoiding negative reviews and improving your local SEO. Let's have a look at how to update the hours and special hours across all the connected platforms from Localistico!
Updating regular business hours
Regular business hours indicate when your store is open normally. Use them if the same business hours are valid for several weeks.
You can update your business hours manually in Localistico under the venue settings. Navigate to your venues tab and open the venue that has new opening hours:
Scroll down to a section opening hours and click on edit:
Click on open in order to set the opening hours. To save your time Localistico copies the opening hours from the previous day when you click on open. You may also view the suggestions that come from the platforms and your profiles. Click on save when you have set the opening hours.
You may also update the hours with our bulk editor as indicated in this article or with an Excel as indicated in this article. If you update the hours with an Excel file, make sure to follow our format. The hours must be presented in the following format: Mon:09:00-17:00,18:00-20:00,21:00-23:00|Tue:09:00-17:00,18:00-20:00|Wed:09:00-17:00,18:00-20:00|Thu:09:00-17:00,18:00-20:00|Fri:09:00-17:00,18:00-20:00|Sat:Sun:Closed|Sun:Closed
Updating the special hours
The special hours are used to indicate any changes in the regular opening hours during a short defined period of time. If your shop has different hours during the summer, that is not special opening hours. However, if you shop closes early on 24th of December, that is a pure example of the special hours. Please note that the special hours is a Google feature and will be published only on there. Other platforms don't support special hours. Adding the special hours is valued by Google and helps you to improve your local SEO.
You can update your special hours manually in Localistico under the venue settings. Navigate to your venues tab and open the venue that has special hours:
Scroll down to Special Hours -section and click on edit:
Select the date or period when the special hours will be applied and indicate whether the location is closed, open or open 24h during the selected dates:
Click on save once you have selected the special hours.
You may edit and remove the special hours later on from here:
You may also update the special hours with our bulk editor as indicated in this article or with an Excel as indicated in this article. If you use an Excel file, make sure to follow our format. The special hours must be presented in the following format:
- Single day:
- Location is open from 9am to 12pm during the period 28th of August 2020 - 31st of August 2020
- Location is closed 24th of December 2017 and 1st of December 2018
- Location is open 24h on 24th of December 2017 and 1st of December 201
Remember to publish your locations after making any kind of changes in your location data.