You might have noticed that when you sometimes search for a company or organisation on Google, you often get a side bar with a map detailing the location of the place you are searching along with some further information including: reviews, web address, location and opening times etc.
Adding your business to Googles business listings and Google Maps is quite straight forward. Let us guide you through it with our Guide to adding your business to google business listings.
Step 1 Adding Your Business
Simply go to www.google.com/business and click START NOW. Google will then ask you to sign in to your Google account (if you don’t have one, create one. It’s completely free to create an account).
Step 2 Add a Location
Once you have created or signed in to your Google account, you will be in the main business control panel. Select the Add Location option as pictured below.
Step 3 Enter Business Information
You’ll be taken step by step through the process of adding the relevant details for your business listing, such as address, opening times, images etc. Take the time to fill in each option accurately to get the most out of your listing.
Step 4 Choose Verification Method
Once you’ve completed entering the information required for your Google business listing you will be taken to the next step, which is the verification process. You will be given a verification code from Google to confirm your business listing. You can choose to either have a postcard sent to the business address (usually within 4 days) you have entered, or you can select to have a phone call to the business telephone number provided.
Step 5 Enter Verification Code
Depending on which verification method you chose, you may have to wait for your verification code to be sent to you. When you receive your code, log back in to the Google My Business control panel and select the Verify Now option within your business listing. There you will be given an opportunity to enter the verification code you received.
Step 6 Verified & Active Listings
After you have verified your business listing, you will be able to see your business listing similarly to the example below for eWebz. You can access and edit the information located within the listing at any time by going to your Google My Business account and choosing the business listing you’d like to edit.
If you’d like some help with setting up your business on Google or if you’d like some assistance with improving the ranking of your business website, get in touch with eWebz today for a no obligation chat about what we can do to help you move forward.