For years, businesses have been trying to find a work-around for Google Maps and Google Places/Google Plus listings for businesses that are open 24 hours a day.  Gone now are the days of being open from 12:01am to 11:59pm!

How To Set a Business To Be Open 24 Hours

It’s actually very simple. Set all your open and close hours for every day to 12:00 am. 

Open: 12:00 am – Close: 12:00am

Yes, that’s all there is to it!  I also suggest adding information into your description such as, “Open 24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year!”

Google Official Policy on being open 24 hours a day.

The hours on the listing need to be the hours that location is directly contactable–meaning if calls are routed to a call center after-hours, only the call center listing should be shown as open during those hours. If a service-area business located at the business owner’s residence is willing to receive calls and go to customers’ locations 24hours/day, it is welcome to list its hours as such.

This may be old news to some, but at Hook SEO, we get this question all the time. I would also like to give a shout out to the Google Places master and who originally wrote an article on this topic, Mike Blumenthal, “Google+ Local Finally Supports Businesses Open 24 Hours“.