Step 5 – REVIEW YOUR INFORMATION
Now that you have input all of your information, review the information in your listing to make sure everything is input accurately. If it is, click finish!
Verifying Your Google My Business Listing
Google offers multiple ways to verify your Google My Business listing but may not give you all of the below options for verification. You will need to choose from the list they provide you with.
- By postcard – This option is the most common. Google will send you a physical Postcard (yes, via snail mail) to your business address. This postcard will have a verification code on it that you will enter into your listing to verify it. To do so, you will login to Google My Business using the Google Account you used to create your listing. Click “Verify Now” and enter your verification code in the “Code” field and click submit.
- By phone – Not all business will be given the option to verify by phone. If you are given this option, Google will text you a verification code. You will enter this code and click submit.
- By email – Not all business will be given the option to verify by email. If you are given this option, make sure your email is correct and Google will send you a verification email. Simply click the verification button in that email to verify your listing.
- Instant verification – If you have verified your business with Google Search Console, you may get the option for “Instant Verification.” Make sure you are logged into the same Google account you used to setup Google Search Console.
Managing and Optimizing Your Listing
Now that you have verified your Google My Business Listing, you are able to input additional information and optimize your listing for potential customers. Add as much information and media as you can, including a business profile photo, your service area, hours, attributes, the day and year you opened, and a public phone number and website URL. Adding these things to your listing make your business appear credible, real and really make you standout online when potential customers are researching your business. You can do this by going to the Google My Business Dashboard, click “Info” and choosing the section you wish to update. Make sure to only upload high quality images as you want to make sure you are representing your business in the best way possible! If you have additional questions about setting up your Google My Business listing, you can visit the Google My Business Help Center.
You’re all set! Now your potential customers can find all of the information they need about your business. Make sure to keep this listing up to date if you change your hours, phone number, website, etc. Google My Business is just one of the great free tools offered to help you manage your online presence and is a great place to start.
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