Setting Up YourGoogle My Business

Setting Up Your Google My Business

To get started with your GMB listing, conduct a Google search to check your business does not already have one. Google’s built-in My Business function is a powerful search tool for locating your business on GMB.

In most cases, if your business has been operational for at least a few years, your Google My Business page is already set up.

If you do find that your business has a GMB listing, look for the claim listing option on the right-hand side of the screen. This will usually be in a box that has your business address and phone number.

After successfully claiming the listing, you can change the details as if you were the one who created the GMB listing. Google will alert you if:

  • A listing has already been created.
  • Someone else has already claimed your business.

If that happens, follow these steps.

If you haven’t already made your business listing, it’s rather simple and quick to do so. Verification may take some time, but typically, a week is sufficient to complete this process. Always begin with the official business name before adding further pertinent information.

After that, enter your primary business category. You can edit and add to this later, but it is a necessary step toward completing (and optimizing) your brand page.

Following that, enter your primary business category and search for the most relevant results. You can edit and add to this document at a later date. This section is significant and vital to the completion (and optimization) of your business page.

There are many choices, but at least one should appropriately define your firm; then, you will be asked to “include location clients may visit, such as a store or office?”

Bear in mind that this is crucial information because many businesses operate as service-area locations and do not require or accept customers at their brick-and-mortar sites; the business’s actual location will not appear on Google Maps but will still appear for relevant searches in its service area.

This option is for businesses that operate out of a specific service location and don’t want their actual location to appear on Google Maps.

Continue by adding your business’s contact information, including a phone number and the URL of your business’s website (if you have this). Additionally, give brick-and-mortar business addresses where customers can visit during normal business hours.

Continue by adding your business’s contact information, including a phone number and the URL of your business’s website (if you have this). Additionally, give brick-and-mortar business addresses where customers can visit during normal business hours.

Following the establishment of your business address, GMB will inquire whether you “also service customers outside of this area.” If your business provides outside-the-business location services, this is the next step to complete.

If so, you will be able to navigate your way through the same service-area business details, and you can edit service area details at any moment.

If your firm does not offer services outside of its physical location, choose “No” and then enter your contact information on the following prompt.

Verify all details before hitting “Finish” to publish the listing.