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What Is Google My Business? How to Register in Google My Business?

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GMB is a free tool that allows you to manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. In google my business you will see options like- business name, location, and hours; monitoring and answering to customer reviews; adding pictures; learning where and how people are searching for you, and more.

If you are just getting started with local SEO, your Google My Business listing may be a great place to focus your early efforts. After all, once people search for a product or service near them, they are usually very close to making a purchase -- one in 2 people who conduct an area search in type “watch repair near me" visit the store that day. So, it is important information about your business that shows up when people search for Google.

Google My Business

3 Steps to learn how to create your Google My Business account

  • Create an account and put your business details
  • Verify your business through postcard, SMS, email
  • Optimize your listing

 

Is Google My Business FREE?

GMB is totally free to use. You just need a Gmail account is built a GMB listing.

 

Steps to Create a Google My Business Listing

Step 1: Log in to the Google Account you want to be related to your business (or create a Google Account if you don’t already have one).

Step 2: go to google.com/business and choose “Start now” within the top right-hand corner.

Step 3: Enter your business name.

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Step 4: Enter your business address.

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Step 5: If you deal with targetable things you can check the box “I deliver goods & services to my costumer: If you can running a service-based system like website designing company you can ignore the checkbox.

Step 6: Choose your business category. try and choose the most accurate category possible -- you’re basically telling Google which type of customers ought to see your business listing.

Step 7: Add your business telephone number or website.

Step 8: Choose a verification option.

 

How to Verify Your Business on Google

There are many ways that to verify your GMB listing:

  • By postcard
  • By phone
  • By email

If you’re not able to verify your business, however, click “Try a different method” → “Later.”

 

Postcard Verification for Google My Business

Step 1: If you are not already logged into Google My Business, sign in now and opt for the business you want to verify. (If you're already logged in, you will be at the verification step.)

Step 2: Make sure your business address is right. Optional: Add a contact name -- that is who the postcard will be addressed to.

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Step 3: Click "Mail." The postcard should reach you in 5 days -- make sure you do not edit your business name, address, or category (or request a new code) before it comes, because this might delay the process.

Step 4: Once you have got the postcard, log in to Google My Business. If you have more than one business location, choose the location you want to verify.

Step 5: within the Code field, enter the five-digit verification code on your postcard. Click "Submit."

If your postcard never shows up, or you lose it, you can request a replacement code by signing in to Google My Business and clicking the "Request another code" blue banner at the top of the screen.

 

Phone verification for Google My Business

Google lets some businesses verify their location by mobile. If you are eligible, you will see the "Verify by phone" option when you start the verification process.

Step 1: If you are not already logged into Google My Business, sign in now and opt for the business you want to verify. (If you are already logged in, you will be at the verification step.)

Step 2: make sure your telephone number is correct, then choose "Verify by phone."

Step 3: Enter the verification code (OTP) from the text you receive.

 

Email verification for Google My Business

Google lets some businesses verify their location by email. If you are eligible, you will see the "Verify by email" option when you start the verification process.

Step 1: If you are not already logged into Google My Business, sign in now and opt for the business you want to verify. (If you're already logged in, you will be at the verification step.)

Step 2: make sure your email address is correct, then opt for "Verify by email."

Step 3: go to your inbox, open the email from Google My Business, and click on the verification button in the email.

 

Google My Business App

Google My Business is also offered in app form for both

 

You can use the app to:

  • Update your business times, location, contact information, and description
  • Post status and pictures
  • View search insights

 

You cannot use the app to:

  • Delete your business listing
  • Change its settings
  • Give possession of the listing to another user




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