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How To Set Up Your Google My Business Page

With an estimated 2.3 million Google searches being performed every second, have you taken the time to make sure that your business is properly listed in Google My Business?

What is Google My Business?

Google created ‘Google My Business Pages’ to help small business owners increase their visibility within Google search, Google Maps and Google Plus.

Needless to say, it’s worth your time claiming and setting up your business listing if you’re interested in being findable on Google search.

Top Benefits of a Google My Business Page

There are several reasons why you would want to claim and set up your Google Business Page, but more importantly, optimizing your listing allow you to drive more visitors to your site. Once you’ve added your business to your google account, or created a new one, you will be able to:

  • Keep your business information updated.
  • Build loyal customers through your Google Plus page. This means that the clients who follow your business page can leave you great reviews about your services, which are GOLD for attracting new customers.
  • Increase engagement with your audience.
  • View information on your related YouTube channels and Google Analytics accounts.
  • Respond to both positive and negative reviews about your business. This is an important part or managing your online reputation.

Having a Google My Business Page is also and essential part of Local SEO, and increasing the possibility of your website showing up in Google’s 3-Pack. Pretty neat huh?

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How to Set Up your Google Business Page.

First, create a Google account (if you haven’t already).

Before you can set up your Google My Business Page you have to create a Google Account or a Gmail Account, if you don’t have one already for your business. Follow the steps below to set up a new account:

  1. Go on https://accounts.google.com/login
  2. Sign into your Gmail Account
  3. If you don’t have a Gmail account setup, click “Creat account”
  4. You will need to fill in the information as requested by the “Create your Google Account” online form. After that, simply follow the prompts.

 

Once you have your Google Account created you can move on to the next step.

Setting Up A Google My Business Page

STEP 1: Go to https://ww.google.com/business

STEP 2: Click on the green “START NOW” button or sign in.

 

STEP 3: The next screen will display a map with a search box (see screenshot below). Fill in your business details on the form and click ‘continue’.

 

STEP 4: If your business is not already listed in Google Maps on the next screen you will confirm the information you entered and that you are a authorized to manage the business listing. Hit continue to go to the next step.

 

NOTE: In some cases your business may already be listed on Google Maps. This could happen if someone else created a listing for your business, i.e. a customer or your “seo guy”… If there is already a listing for your company the screen you will be taken to will look a little different (see screenshot below).  If the information on the screen  is a match select the your company and follow the directions on the next screen. If the information is not a match select ‘This doesn’t match’ and continue creating your listing.

 

STEP 5: You’ll be asked to verify your business listing.  Select the blue ‘Mail’ button and Google will mail you a postcard with a verification code. If you don’t wish to verify the listing at this time, select verify later. Until your listing is verified your business will appear as ‘unverified’ in Google search.

 

STEP 6: Choose whether you would like to receive personalized communications from Google and click ‘GET STARTED’.

 

STEP 7: Click the red ‘EDIT’ button and you will be able to make additional edits to your Google My Business Listing.

 

STEP 8: After you receive your verification code in the mail, sign into your Google My Business account and click on the “Verify Now” button to enter it. Once verification is complete, your Google Business Page will be fully functional.

Congratulations!! You’ve taken a great step forward in your efforts to be more visible online.

We highly recommend that you claim and setup your Business Page so that you too can enjoy the benefits of being Google Maps.

If you’d like some help setting up and optimizing your listing for maximum results online we’ll take care of everything for you for just $19.

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