As the internet is evolving so does the business world, so there is every need to have your business listed on google my business (GMB)to boost online presence and credibility.
The Google Maps function, formerly known as Google Places, is now part of the Google-my-Business dashboard for managing and tracking your online presence across Google’s various platforms including Google Local (Google Maps), Google+, Google Analytics and Adwords.
As you’re preparing to set up your listing, just a reminder – although Google will, in some situations, display businesses from surrounding communities in the “Local” search results (Maps), you are only allowed to register your business in the town or city in which you have a physical address.
The good news is;
You only require your Gmail account to get the job done
To Claim Your Business Account with Google My Business:
Head over to Google My business
Click on “Sign In”
When a new page pops up type in your existing or newly created Gmail Account as shown below
Punch-in your email password and Hit Next you will be visited with a page that requires you put your business name
Type it in and Hit ok.
You will land on a page shown above where:
- Select your country
- City Name
- Street Address
- Location area (where the business is located)
- Postal Code
Tick the “I Deliver Goods and Services to my Customers and Hit NEXT
From the page shown above use the “Marker” and drag to your location, then Hit Next
Google my Business Delivery area:
How do you deliver goods and services to your customers? choose or both of the answers below and hit Next
Deliver in person within region, city or postcode
ON the page of the form, you will be asked to choose a Category that describes your business.
The category selection is very important as it is essentially the way Google will classify your business and the type of search query it will display your listing for.
Google has preset Categories, or keywords, for each industry. Start typing your keyword in to see if Google produces a match, then select the best one. You will get a chance to add more categories later on (up to 5).
From the Page above Punch your Phone and Your Business Website (If you don’t Have Any, Free free to use the comment Box I can help you create one ) and Hit NExt
You are all set and have gotten your Business register with Google My Business and Ready for Verification
With your business verified on google, you’re next-door away to turn your business online presence around.
There are Two Ways to Verify Your Business Online:
1). By Email: which folks at Google will email a PIN to via Via a postal Code you specify when signing up this method take 14day, up to a Month in some cases.
2). Via Video Live chat with Google Operator ( My recommended one in this part if the word)
If you Have Any Question Feel-Free to contact me Via the Comment Box…Cheers