How Do I Add My Business to Google Maps?
The Google Maps function, formerly known as Google Places, is now part of the Google My Business dashboard – Google’s 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.
Adding or Claiming Your Business on Google My Business
If you’re an established business, chances are your business already exists in the Google My Business directory and you’ll just need to claim it. New businesses or new locations will probably have to be added.
- First Step:
Kindly visit Google My Business (https://www.google.com/business/ )
- Second Step:
Enter Your Business Name and Address in the Search Box.
- Step Three (Give attention)
Select or Add Your Business.
Click on your business listing if it appears among the suggested matches. If not select “Add your Business”, and provide the necessary information.
TIP: Determine how you want your business Name-Address-Phone Number (NAP) to appear across the web and use that NAP here (i.e. Will you spell out S-t-r-e-e-t, or use St.?) The address that you use here should become your default address across the web. Consistency is important.
- Step four
Verify Your Business
Google will want to verify that your business is located where you say that it is. This usually means waiting 1-4 weeks for a postcard with a verification PIN, Or you can contact me for Verification.
Drop your question below in the comment box