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Setup Phase:

Verify Your Listing

This section is for businesses that have not verified with Google or are not sure.

First, in order to mange anything on Google, you will need to have a Google Gmail account. If you don’t have that yet, you can grab one quickly from here:  Get a Gmail Account

Make sure you are signed into Google and follow the steps below:

 

Checking Google has identified your business.

This is important, don’t just add your business without checking first, you don’t want to have a duplicate listing!

Go here to Google Maps and search by all three methods to find your business:

  • Search for it Business name + City
  • Search for it Address
  • Search for it Phone Number

Then…

If you DO NOT see your business:
Add your business through Google Maps with the instructions below

If you DO see your business:
Claim your business with the instructions below

If you do see your business was claimed…but you didn’t claim it:
Follow the Instructions below on Requesting Ownership

 

Add your business through Google Maps

If your search results look like this, then follow the steps below.

Note:

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google Maps.
  2. You can add your business in 3 ways:
    • Enter your address in the search bar. On the left in the Business Profile, click Add your business.
    • Right-click anywhere on the map, then click Add your business.
    • In the top left, click Menu Menuand then Add your business.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish signing up for Google My Business.

Claim your business through Google Maps

If your search results look like this, then follow the steps below.

Note: 

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the search bar, enter the business name.
  3. Click the business name and choose the correct one.
  4. Click Manage This Listing
  5. Select a verification option and follow the on-screen steps.

Request Ownership of Claimed Listing BUT No Access

If your search results look like this, then follow the steps below.

Note: 

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the search bar, enter the business name.
  3. Click the business name and choose the correct one.
  4. Click Manage This Listing
  5. Select a verification option and follow the on-screen steps.

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