Google My Business is a tool for managing your online presence across Google, including a free and usable tool and business search and map. By verifying and editing your business information, you can help both customers find you and tell them your business story.
At present’s digital marketing landscape, Google My Business (earlier known as Google Places) is now the preliminary point of Local SEO.
Google My Business is extremely essential for Local SEO. Without it you won’t be performing on local map listings in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs) which Google shows for the massive popular of local search queries.
Grateful, setting up the Google My Business page is not very tough or complicated. Follow these steps to activate and set up your Google My Business page.
To get started Go to> https://www.google.com/business/
To start Google My Business Page, you need to open a Gmail account for “SIGN IN or START NOW”.
Click on the “SIGN IN or START NOW” button.
You will be redirected to a Google Maps page where you can search for your business.
Then see below a screen like this:
Fill up your Business name, Country/ Region, Street address, City, State, Zip Code, Main Business Phone, Category, Website. And also confirm (I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location) Yes or No point. Check and click continue.
Google will need you to verify your business address by the Google verification process. So, click on “Mail me my Code”. Your code will be sent to your business location.
Welcome to Google My Business!
Before you have access to your dashboard, Google offers a quick tour of Google My Business. Click “Get Started” to be shown around or you can also skip the tour by clicking “Skip Tour”.
Upload additional information to your business profile with add a Profile photo to the account. Click “Add profile photo” on your dashboard.
Also, add your business hours, contact information, any additional photos, your website, and finally an intro to your page. Then click “Done Editing”.
Finally, once the secret pin is sent by post to your address, make sure you complete the verification process. This lets you fully claim business listings and access more advanced features that unverified users cannot. It is very important to verify your Google My Business page. So, optimize your Google My Business page with its full potential.
Read more: Why your business needs local SEO?