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Learn how to create your Google My Business account

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Written by Eric Plamondon
Updated over a week ago

Google My Business gives you the power to attract and engage customers when they search for your business on Google. Your Business Profile gives you a presence on Google Search and Maps, allowing you to respond to reviews, post photos of products or special offers, and add/edit your business details.

Note: There might be a listing for an old business at the same location where you’re registering a new business. Do not attempt to claim it. Instead, suggest an edit to have it marked as closed. Then, proceed with creating a new Google My Business listing for your business.

Step by Step Instructions -

  1. On your computer, go to Google My Business.

  2. In the top-right corner, click Sign in.

  3. Sign in to your Google Account, or create one. Then, click Next.

    • Sign up with your business email domain since this account will be for your chain. Enter the name of your business or chain. You can also select your chain from the suggestions that appear as you type (if applicable).

  4. Enter your business’ or chain’s address. You may also be asked to position a marker on the location of your chain’s branch on a map. If your business doesn’t have a physical location but works in a service area, you can list the area instead. Then, click Next.

  5. Choose if you want your business location to appear on Google Maps.

    • If you serve customers at your business address:

      1. Enter your business address.

      2. Click Next.
        Note: If you also serve customers outside your business address, you'll have the option to list your service areas as well.

    • If you don't serve customers at your business address:

      1. Enter your business address.

      2. At the bottom, click I deliver goods and services to my customers

        and then


      3. List your service areas, then click Next.

  6. Search for and select a business category. You can also choose a more specific category as appropriate. Then, click Next.

  7. Enter a phone number or website URL for your business, and click Finish.

  8. Select a verification option.

    • To verify later, click Verify later

      and then

      Later. If you’re not authorized to manage the Business Profile for the chain, find the person in your organization who’s authorized and continue the process.

Note: If you see a page that says “This listing has already been claimed,” click Request access. Then, follow the directions to claim your business. Learn more about how to request ownership.

Review your business information

No matter what you see, confirm that your business information is correct. It’s important that when you verify your business information, everything is ready to appear to customers across Google.

To edit incorrect information, follow these steps:

  1. Click Later.

  2. If you manage more than one location, open the Menu


    and click Manage locations. Then, select the location you want to edit.

  3. Click Info from the menu on the left side of the screen.

  4. Click Edit


    next to each section you’d like to change and enter your business information.

Now that you’ve either claimed or created your listing, it’s time to verify your business. After you verify, your business information will be eligible to appear across Google.

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