Google My Business: A Free Local Listing Tool
Updated: Jan 16
With the launch of its Google My Business (GMB), Google introduced the biggest change to location search. The Google My Business creates a completely new way for businesses and platforms to get information about their locations into Google Search and Google Maps.
Business owners now have more control over how they appear to their customers in search, which improves the consumer experience by delivering more accurate information.
The first step is to claim your business via GOOGLE MY BUSINESS. You will need a Google account in order to use GOOGLE MY BUSINESS. Log in Gmail or Google+, or you can create a new account.
How to Claim Your Business on Google
To claim your business on GOOGLE MY BUSINESS, visit the GOOGLE MY BUSINESS dashboard and search for your business using its name and address. If your business is displayed in the menu, click on its listing. If not then click “None of these match” and enter your business information.
Enter the complete and exact street address for your location. For example, “1201, Park Street, Hills View, CA, 94043”. Only include information that is part of the official address.
Do not include information like cross streets, nearby landmarks, because they are not part of your official address. Many times such additional information may make it more difficult to determine your location on Google Maps. Add office numbers separately in address Line 2.