Google My Business dashboard
Google’s dashboard for managing and tracking your online presence across Google’s various platforms including Google Local (Google Maps), Google+, Google Analytics and Adwords.
If you’re preparing to set up your listing, just a reminder – although Google will, in some situations, display businesses from surrounding communities in the “Local” search results (Maps), you are only allowed to register your business in the town or city in which you have a physical address.
Claiming Your Business on Google My Business
The New businesses or new locations will probably have to be added. But for the established business, chances are your business already exists in the Google My Business directory.
Go to Google Business and click on “Get on Google”
Enter the address and business name in the search box mentioned below.
Add your Business or select if it appears among the suggested matches in your business listing.
Try to be very specific about your business type so that Google can easily classify it.
Verify your business using your location, it will take 1-2 weeks time by google to send you PIN to verify it.
Typically, you’ll be given the option to receive your PIN by text message or automated phone call to verify it.
Setting up the Google My Business page is the first step in Local Search Optimization, and should be a high priority for all businesses hoping to be found online.
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