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How do I list my Business on Google Maps?

A Simple How-To Guide

Ben Brook

March 20, 2017

Read time: 6 mins

Introduction

With every project, we make sure all of our clients get listed on Google Maps. Google has the majority market share when it comes to consumers searching for products and services, so making your business as visible as possible on the world’s most popular search engine is a priority.

The Google Maps listing is part of a service called Google My Business – this is the company information box that shows up on the right-hand side of Google searches displaying important information about the business that can help search users access your companies important information quickly, things such as (see the screenshot below):

 

  • Email address
  • Contact number
  • Website link
  • Maps listing
  • Product/service images

 

How to Add Your Business to Google Maps

The process is quite simple, to start with you will need to visit Google My Business (Click the link), once there, you will need to sign in with an existing Google account (use your @gmail.com username and password) or create a new one. Once you have signed into or created your Google account, visit the link above again, and click the “Start Now” button in the top right of the page.

 

You will be faced with a page which will ask you to fill out your business information, please make sure you use all the correct details including the address – Google will send out a verification postcard to verify your listing address. Once you have filled out your business information and click “continue”

Once completed, you will have to confirm you agree with Google’s Terms and Conditions then click continue. As mentioned previously, once the process is completed, Google will send out a verification code on a postcard. When you receive this, visit the website address listed on the postcard and log in using the Google/Gmail account you used to sign in previously. Enter your verification code and hey presto! Your business is now listed on the maps.

What’s next?

Now your maps listing is verified and completed, you can edit your Google My Business account to show more information about your company. You can edit this information by visiting Google My Business (Click the link). We will be creating a blog post on how to make the most out of your Google My Business listing so stay tuned! You can keep up to date on our Blog Posts by following us on social media, or sign up for our free newsletter – scroll to the bottom of this page for both.

 

Hope this helped!

 

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