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LocalMed: Adding a Schedule Widget to Facebook and Google My Business
LocalMed: Adding a Schedule Widget to Facebook and Google My Business

Adding the Local Med widget to Facebook and Google

Written by Jolynn Marcum
Updated over a week ago

Adding Your Widget to Google My Business

  1. You will need the login for the Google My Business page. This is not just any of the office google emails, it's a specific one. Also, if you are already logged in to Google you will need to log out

  2. Only 1 office move on to Step 3. If you have more than one office start by choosing which location you are adding the widget to

  3. On the left-hand side choose Info

  4. About halfway down on the Info page you should see a field called "Appointment URL", Paste the LocalMed Google widget URL in this field

  5. Click Save

  6. It will say pending above that section. It will take about 15 minutes to post (It can take as long as 48 hours)

Due to HIPAA compliance, the book button is not yet available for LocalMed widgets so all widgets will show as an appointment link below your contact information.

Suggestion for Implementing Your Widgets on Facebook

Using a Call to Action Button

You can utilize a call to action button to add your LocalMed widget Facebook URL. A call to action button will create the large blue button that appears just below your header photo.

  1. Select "Add a Button" or Edit your existing button

  2. Choose from these three options "Contact Us", "Learn More" or "Use App" *

  3. Paste your Facebook widget URL in the website field.

  4. Click Save

*Please note the button wording cannot be edited and Facebook has now restricted custom URLs from being added. We are working to address this with Facebook in order to get custom URLs added back to the "Book Now" call to action buttons.

Create a Post to Promote Online Scheduling and pin it so that it stays at the top of your feed.

A fun and exciting post can be a very good way to direct patients to your widget.

  1. Design your post be sure to add your Facebook widget URL to the post.

  2. Make your post on Facebook

  3. Go to your post and click the "..." icon in the top right corner of the post.

  4. Click "Pin to top of Page"

  5. This post announcing your online scheduling will now always show at the top of your feed.

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