Adding your company to Google My Business is a fast and easy way to help customers find you when searching through Google or Google Maps, even if you don’t have a company website. The process takes less than 20 minutes and is completely free which makes it a must-do for every business.
What is Google My Business?
Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. By verifying and editing your business information, you can both help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.
How do I add or claim my business?
To add your business information to Google Maps, Search, and other Google properties, you’ll need to create a Google My Business listing (or get access to one, if it already exists). The following steps will guide you through:
1. Go to business.google.com/add/info
2. Sign up for a Google My Business account
3. Search for your business using its name and address
4. If you see a dialog letting you know that someone else has verified the business, you must request ownership by taking these steps.
5. If you don’t see your business listed in the menu, click No, these are not my businesses or I’ve correctly entered the business. You’ll then be prompted to enter some details for your business. Make sure you enter an accurate, complete street address, and a phone number which reaches your business directly.
6. Click Submit.
What do I need to add to my Google business profile?
Google My Business has many features to advertise your business and engage with your customers. While you can spend quite a bit of time developing your profile, if you are looking to just cover the absolutely necessary information make sure you add the following:
- Company contact information including company name, address, and phone number
- Hours of operation (if you do not operate at a physical address, display the hours that you typically are available by phone)
- Website address if you have one
- 3-5 pictures of your work and/or your company logo
Creating a Google business profile is a quick, easy and free way to increase visibility and generate leads. For more information on Google My Business click here.
Posted on Mon, February 5, 2018
by Caitlyn Braegelmann