Blog Cover – How to Verify, Claim & Add your Business to Google
Local Searches is dominating the market. According to the latest SEO report, proper listing on local searches plays an important role in spreading your business locally.
Time is changing and so that human mentality, People are using the search engine to find or avail services near him/her.
What are Local Searches?
Suppose, you want to find best the restaurant near you, you will type in the search engine suppose Google “Best Restaurant in Your Place” Your Place is here your city, area.
Google will show the result like this.
This is the local search result, the result appears here contains Map with Business Name, address, business category and more. This result will show on the basis of what products or services are been searched by the customer in a specific location.
This type of results is maintained by local business listing. If we say for search engine Google, this is maintained with
Google My Business
Google My Business (GMB) is a free listing service offered by Google through which anyone can use to manage their businesses with company’s information across Google Maps and Google Search. This is maintained with your business information specifically your Business Name, Address and Phone Number (NAP) accurate and up to date, it is a way for potential customers to find your company and gives Google the correct information to display to people searching for your type of company or for your company specifically.
Why is it so Important?
According to Google, 97% of consumers search for local products and services so your chance of getting noticed is higher here. You can personally interact with your customers during the business hours you include in your Google My Business listing. It also helps you in increasing your local search ranking.
Steps to verify or claim or add your business to Google My Business –
- Go to Google My Business
- Click on Start Now
- Add your Business Details (Business Name, Country, Street Address, city, state, Pin code, phone number, category & website URL) then Continue
Note – It will ask you to locate your business on Google Map, Locate it correctly on your Business Address.
- Verify your business
Google will ask to verify and confirm the place of your business. This can be done in two ways.
First, Google will send you a postcard with a verification PIN. This method usually requires a 1-2 week wait. If this is your only option, remind anyone who handles your email to pay attention for this postcard. When you receive it, verify the PIN as soon as possible because you only have 30 days to verify the PIN. It can take as many as 3 attempts to verify a business account through the email.
The second method you may be given as an option is to receive the PIN via text message or automated phone call. Choose this method if it is offered because it is much faster.
In this way, your business will get verify on Google.
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