How to Claim Your Google My Business Listing

Optimizing your Google My Business listing is one of the fastest and most effective ways to increase visibility for local search engine results. You can gain traffic by claiming ownership and adding content that attracts customers or followers to build your online presence for your prospects.

About Google My Business

Google My Business is a free platform that allows businesses to manage their online presence across Google Search and Google Maps. Google My Business makes it easy for customers to find your business, contact you, or get directions to your location.

How to List your Business on Google My Business

To list your business on Google My Business, start by creating or claiming your business listing. You can do this by visiting Then, sign in with your Google account or create one if you don’t have one already.

From there, Google will prompt you to either search for your business or location. If your business already appears on Google, you can claim it by verifying that you’re the owner.

If your business isn’t yet listed, you can create a new listing.

Creating a Google My Business listing is free and only takes a few minutes.

Claim Your Google My Business listing

If you find your business already listed on Google My Business, you can claim it by verifying that you’re the owner.

Verify Ownership

To do this, Google will send a postcard with a verification code to your business’s mailing address. Once you receive the postcard, sign in to Google My Business and enter the verification code.

If you manage multiple locations, you can verify them all at once by verifying your Google account with Google My Business.

Add business information

After you’ve claimed or created your listing, add photos, descriptions, and other information that help customers learn about your business. Google My Business makes it easy to add and update your business information from one dashboard.

Add/Update Information

Some of the information you can add to your Google My Business listing includes:

  • Your business description
  • Hours of operation
  • Contact information
  • Business location
  • Products and services offered
  • Images and videos

After you’ve added all the necessary information to your Google My Business listing, be sure to keep it up-to-date. Google recommends that you regularly check your business information to ensure that it’s accurate and complete. You can also use Google My Business Insights to track how customers are interacting with your listing.

Leverage Google My Business

Google My Business is an essential tool for any business looking to get ahead of their competition. It gives you the opportunity to make yourself known and show off all your important information in one place so that potential customers can find what they need when it matters most!

Not making an account or claiming your Google My Business listings, you are not only saying “no” to someone trying to do business with you but also turning down an opportunity that could help promote it.

If you want help setting your Google My Business Account, or with your digital marketing strategies, book an appointment today! Feel free to contact me on our toll-free number (888) 928-4587