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How to Add Google My Business to your Listing Scan

Overview

Adding Google’s location data to your Listing Scan consists of five simple steps:

  1. Create a project in the Google Developer Console
  2. Enable the Google Places API Web Service
  3. Create an API key
  4. Increase your request quota 
  5. Enter your API key into your Yext account

If you do not yet have a project for your Listing Scan, you can create one by following the steps below.

If you already have a project set up for your Listing Scan, you can proceed to Step 2.

1.  Create a project in the Google Developer Console 

  • Log into your Google account and go to the Google Developer Console at https://console.developers.google.com.
  • Click "Library" from the navigation bar on the left, then click "Select a project".
  • Click the "+" button from the dialogue box to create a new project.

  • In the “New Project” dialogue box, enter a name for the project.

  • Click "Create"

You have successfully created a project for your Listing Scan.

2.  Enable the Google Places API Web Service

  • Click on the menu button in the upper-left corner of the page, and select API Manager.

  • This will redirect you to the “Library” page of the API Manager
  • Under Google Maps APIs, click More, and then click Google Places API Web Service.

  • Click “ENABLE”.

You have successfully enabled the Google Places API Web Service for your project. 

3.  Create an API Key

Now that you've enabled the API for your listing scan, you will need to create an API Key for it. 

NOTE: For security purposes, we ask that you create an API key specifically for use with your Listing Scan. Even if you have already created an API key for the Google Places API Web Service, you need to create another one by following the steps below.

If you have just enabled the Google Places API Web Service:

  • Click "Create Credentials"
  • Under “Which API are you using?”, select Google Places API  Web Service.
  • Click “What credentials do I need?”.

  • Your API key appears under "Get your credentials."

  • Click "Restrict Key", then select "IP Addresses."

  • Under Accept requests from these server IP addresses, enter the following IP addresses, one at a time. Click outside the IP address text box once you’ve entered an IP address to enter another one.

● 70.42.219.0/24
● 64.94.163.176/28
● 216.52.179.64/26
● 216.52.128.128/28

  • Note: You must click outside the box before adding the next IP Address. The IP Address should display as seen below:

  • Under “Name”, enter a name to identify your API key (e.g.,Yext API Key).
  • Click "Save"
  • Copy and paste the API key into a document so that you can enter it into your Yext account later.

You have successfully created your API key.

4.  Increase your request quota

To learn more about increasing your quota through the Google API, view the article Increase Your Request Quota for Google API 

5. Enter your API key into your Yext account

  • Log in to your Yext account, and click your name in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Select Account Settings.
  • In the Partner Settings section of the sidebar, click Account.
  • Click “Google Places API Key”, then copy and paste your API key into the text box.

  • Click "Save".

You have successfully added Google data to your Listing Scan.

*If you access this information from the Partner Portal:

Log in to your Yext account and click on the “Account” tab. On the next page, “Edit” next to “Google Places API Key”, then copy and paste your API key into the text box. Click save when you’re done.

You have successfully added Google data to your Listing Scan.

 

 

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