Today you will read How to get your business on Google Maps. Usually, the problem is not on Google Maps, but on your business profile on Google. It does not provide Google Maps with the right information.
Google Maps is a great way to reach more people and find customers that search for products and services in your area. However, it is not the only service of Google when it affects your results. You must consider the Google Business Profile listing as a part of the process.
Add Your Business Through Google Maps
On your computer, sign in to Google Maps.
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 Add your business.
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish signing up for your Business Profile.
Claim Your Business Through Google Maps
On your computer, open Google Maps.
In the search bar, enter the business name.
Click the business name and choose the correct one.
Click Claim this business Manage now.
To choose a different business, click I own or manage another business
Select a verification option, and follow the on-screen steps.
Before Showing Of Your Business On Google Verify Your Business Profile
When you Verify Your Google Business Profile, you can edit your business’s details that will appear on Google Maps. Google prefers verified listings because they are more accurate.
You can see if your business is verified or not with a simple Google search. You can go to Google and type in the search box the name of your business and address.
The business listing will appear on the right part of the search page. You can see the contact details of your business. There is a “suggest an edit” link in every listing. The unverified listings have an extra option that is called “Own this business?”.
Why Is It Important To Verify Your Google Business Profile?
If you don’t verify your Google Business Profile, your business will not appear on Google Maps most of the time. There are some exceptions because Google tries to find available options in each area. If you see businesses on Google Maps that are not verified, they don’t have enough competition.
The concept of competition is critical for Google. If you don’t have enough competitors in your area, they will show all the available businesses. Your competitors may neglect to verify their businesses as well, and the algorithms of Google prefer your business. These cases are rare and don’t last for a long time.
When your competitors verify their business, Google will replace your unverified business on Google Maps. You have no chance to get your business on Google Maps in most locations without doing the verification process.
Google Business Profile has additional benefits that are not relevant to Google Maps. If you have a verified Google My Business listing, you will get ranked for local keywords on the search results. Local SEO can also send customers to your business. Lastly, it allows you to edit your business profile and reply to customer reviews.
How To Verify Your Business Profile
Google Business Profile gives you a few options. The fastest ways to verify your business are by email or by phone. Google sends you a verification code in the option you will select. If you choose the phone method, you can get a text message or a call with an automated message.
Another option is to get your verification code through the mail. Google likes this option and suggests it on their instructions. The businesses that choose the mail option get a postcard with the code in 14 days.
When you get your code, you can go to the Google Business Profile dashboard and find the verification box. You fill in the code, and the process is completed.
Your business will not appear on Google Maps instantly. In most cases, it can take weeks or months. Google takes time to evaluate the available information. The only thing you can do is to optimize your Google Business listing and wait for the results.
If you verify your Google Business Profile listing and still can’t see your business on Google Maps, you can check the other suggestions in this post. It can be an issue of low location authority or a suspension problem.
It is worth having your business on Google Maps because you will get more customers. Many people search for products and services from their smartphones or when they are on the road. It is a great way to reach new customers.
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