Having your business listed on Google My Business is a great way to get your brand out there, see reviews, and create an official profile for your business. However, the process of creating and/or claiming a Google My Business may be more complicated than expected. Here is how to create and claim your Google My Business listing.

Create A Business Through Google My Business

  • Step 1: Sign in to your business email and go to Google My Business
  • Step 2: Look to see if your business is already registered, if it is, you should be able to claim it (see below). If not, click ‘Add your business to Google’
  • Step 3: Enter the name and category of your business as directed.
  • Step 4: You will then be asked if you want to add a location customers can visit. If you have a physical office, whether that be a brick-and-mortar storefront or a home office which you want clients to visit, click ‘Yes’. If not, click ‘No’.
  • Step 5: If you chose ‘Yes’, enter the address which you would like your business to be listed at. (Note: This will also show up on Google Maps)
  • Step 6: While technically optional, if you are serious about your Google My Business listing, it is recommended that you add a website and phone number if possible.
  • Step 7: Verify the business! You can choose to do this either now or later, but once your business is verified by Google, it will be listed in search and on Google Maps.

Claim A Business Through Google Maps

If your business has already been created at some point in time, then it should be listed on Google Maps. The easiest way to claim your business through Google Maps is as follows:

  • Step 1: Search your business’ name in Google Maps
  • Step 2: When your business pops up, look for the shield with a check mark icon that says ‘Claim this business’. Click on it.
  • Step 3: Click ‘Manage Now’. From there, the process is very similar to steps 3-7 as listed above.

Need Help Adding Your Business To Google?

Some business owners do run into issues and find it challenging to get answers. If you’re having a hard time creating your Google My Business listing, reach out to us at 919-404-7470. We love solving problems, and we’re happy to help.

Or, maybe you know you need to create a Google My Business listing, but you simply don’t have time. We can handle that for you quickly and easily.