Have a website up and want to gain some internet exposure? Well Google gives you that opportunity to list your business on their popular search engine for FREE. Just simply provide Google with accurate information about your business and you’re on your way to getting listed.
The information you provide will have users looking for what you have to offer. The Google My Business feature also offers you to list coupons, directions, trading hours, your telephone number and more. To do this all comes at no cost and is completely free.
Below are the steps to set up a Google My Business listing:
1. Search for “Google My Business” in Google and click on the link now highlighted below
2. On the next screen click on START NOW
In order for you to list your business in Google, you will need to create a Google account or use your existing account. This account will allow you to access both Gmail or Google Drive.
3. Add Your Business
Fill out the below fields about your business including business name, country/region, street address etc. Confirm whether your business delivers goods and services to customer location.
4. Select Your Business
Choose your business (if visible) by what Google has analysed from your submitted details. If your business is not visible in the displayed list click on None of these match – Keep the information I entered.
This will then bring you to the next step.
5. Confirm Your Business
You will confirm your business submission by clicking on “I am authorised to manage this business and I agree to the Terms of Service”.
Click on Continue to verify your business information and create your Google+ page for your business.
A password will be sent via post from Google to your business location address within 1-2 weeks for you to verify your business listing and Google+ page.
Once verified, your business listing will appear in Google like the example below when typing “Your Business Name” in Google search.