Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool for managing your business listing on Google and Maps. It’s not just critical to have your business listed on Google, but to also make sure it’s highly detailed for maximum exposure.
Check out our 7 simple steps to setup your Google Business Listing for best results:
1. Set up a Google account & get started
Sign into your Google account or create a one if you don’t already have one. Then go to google.com/business and click ‘Manage Now’.
2. Enter your business name
Enter your business name, if you have a common business name you can include the location in the name.
3. Enter your business address
Add your business address, you will have a couple options to say “I deliver goods and services to my customers” if you go to your customers or “Hide my address (it’s not a store)” if you don’t want your address revealed.
4. Specify service areas (optional)
By offering delivery you can specify your service area, so Google can accurately present your GMB listing.
5. Choosing your business category
Select the most accurate category for your business, as this will result in the type of customers that will be viewing your GMB listing.
6. Add a business phone number and website
Simply set your business phone number and website URL, this is not compulsory but is recommended if you wish to use the GMB functionalities such as website and call tracking.
7. Finalize your listing
You’ve reached the final step, there are several ways to verify your GMB listing are by postcard, by phone or by email.
Once verified you can start optimizing your listing! Stay tuned for Top Tips to Optimize Your Google Business Listing – coming next month.