How To Claim Your Google My Business Listing

A Google Maps listing or properly called a Google My Business Listing is extremely beneficial to any business. Whether you’re a local service provider, such as a plumber or if you are a storefront such as a pizzeria, Google My Business offers endless benefits.

To get started on creating your listing follow the steps below:

Step 1: Getting Started

Before you get started, keep in mind that since this is a Google service, you will be required to have a Gmail account to set up your listing. If you don’t have a Gmail account, you can set one up here

Once you have your Gmail account visit www.google.com/business

Follow the steps Google requests to set up your business listing

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Step 2: Optimize Your Listing for Success

Google will require you to fill out the basic things to get started. Here is a quick checklist to make sure that your listing is optimized for some major rankings!

  1. Be sure that you are using the same business name, phone number & address on all your listings.
  2. Be sure that you add as many categories as you qualify for.
  3. Be sure that you add as many pictures to your listing as possible.
  4. Be sure to fill out as many ‘blanks’ as possible

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Has Someone Else Claimed The Listing?

There might be times where your listing is already published but owned by someone else. To get access to your Google My Business listing to check out our blog about it!

If you apply these tips to your SEO methods, then you’ll definitely see an increase in your business listing rankings!