What is Google My Business?

 Introduction

If you own a business, you should spend five minutes now to make sure that the information in this listing is correct. This is what your customers will see when they search for you on Google Maps or Google Search.

Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps.

Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps.

The service allows you to:

  • Add information about your business on Google Search and Maps sites.
  • Share updates with customers via email, text message, or by posting on your website.

Help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.

By verifying and editing your business information, you can both help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.

  • Your listing is more likely to show up in search results.
  • Customers will be able to get all the information they need from just one click.
  • You can add photos of your business, like this one:

You can add information about your business, such as open hours:

And if anyone has questions about us that aren’t answered on our listing, we’ve got a phone number for them to call!

When you verify your business with Google, it will be eligible to appear on Google Maps, Search, and other Google properties. You can edit or update your listing at any time.

Google My Business allows you to verify your business identity and claim your Google listing. When you verify your business with Google, it will be eligible to appear on Google Maps, Search, and other Google properties. You can edit or update your listing at any time.

Google verification is a process for businesses to verify their identity on Google by providing proof that they own the business they claim as theirs (e.g., an image of the sign in the storefront window). Verifying gives you access to additional features like driving directions in search results and local awareness features like adding photos or offers that appear when people visit a place page within Maps.”

It’s quick to sign up. Once verified, you’ll have access to a dashboard where you can manage how your business information appears across Google services, like Search and Maps.

First, you’ll need to sign up for Google My Business. Don’t worry—it’s quick and easy! Once you’ve verified your business information, you’ll have access to a dashboard where you can manage how your business appears across Google services, like Search and Maps.

Once signed up:

  • You’ll be able to edit your business information at any time. Just click the pencil icon next to the appropriate listing in the dashboard or go directly to that item in the search results page of Google My Business.
  • You can manage how your business appears across Google services by editing individual listings or setting up location groups (for example, if all locations have similar contact information).

Only the business owner or an authorized representative can claim a Google My Business listing.

If you are the owner of a business and want to claim your listing on Google My Business, here’s how:

  • Go to https://www.google.com/business/.
  • Click “Get verified.”
  • Enter the information requested when prompted. This includes your name, phone number (or email address), and country of residence for validation purposes only—all other information is optional but recommended since it will make your profile look more personal and trustworthy in search results for users who may be looking for more details about what kind of business they’re searching for before committing to visiting one location versus another nearby one that might have many negative reviews associated with being unreliable or unprofessional when providing services or products sold through them (such as restaurants).

See what your business listing looks like on Google Search and Maps — even while you’re signed out. You’ll also get notifications when someone posts on your timeline or leaves a review.

  • See what your business listing looks like on Google Search and Maps — even while you’re signed out. You’ll also get notifications when someone posts on your timeline or leaves a review.
  • Make sure that the information in your listing is accurate. If there are errors, fix them right away!
  • Add photos of your store, employees and products to share with customers who visit it in person or online.

Add new photos of your business to show off what makes it special. Learn more about posting photos on Google My Business

If someone has already created a listing for your business, you can request access as an owner. To do so, you’ll need to provide some basic verification information about your business. Your request will usually be processed within a few days.

If your request is approved and you are now the owner of the Google My Business listing for that business, we recommend that you make any changes necessary to ensure accuracy and consistency in your information across all Google services (for example: search results). This will help ensure that customers find what they’re looking for when they search on Google or another device platform with our products—including mobile apps like Search or Maps; Chrome web browser; YouTube video player; Newsstand app on iPad tablet computers running iOS 7+ software; Play Music streaming service with Android OS 4+ devices).

Take 5 minutes to make sure that the information in your listing is correct

You should take 5 minutes to make sure that the information in this listing is correct.

  • Make sure the business name, address and phone number are correct.
  • Make sure the business category is correct.
  • Make sure the business hours are correct.
  • Make sure the business description is correct (including any specialties or features).
  • Make sure your photos of your location(s) and products are up-to-date, professional looking, high quality images (use a professional photographer if needed).

Conclusion

If you’re not sure whether your business is already listed, search for it on Google Maps and see what comes up. If nothing shows up at all, or if information looks incorrect, you should definitely claim or create your listing with Google My Business. This way, potential customers will be able to find the information they need when they’re looking for it—and if they can’t find that information anywhere else, they might leave a review while they’re at it!

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