Setting up Google My Business

If you are a business owner you need to get acquainted with Google My Business. Once set up your business location on the map will appear in Google Search Engine Result Pages (SERPs), along with other information about your business that you provide.

Step 1

Go to Google My Business and log in with your Google account.

Step 2

Provide basic information about your business, such as physical address, phone number and web site address. See screen shot:

Google My Business basic info

Google My Business basic info

Step 3

Check the box stating that you are authorized to manage this business and agree to the terms and conditions:

Google My Business authorization

Google My Business authorization

Step 4

Select the option as to how you want your business verified. NOTE – some features are disabled until the business is verified.

Google My Business verification

Google My Business verification

Step 5

Click the Continue button to acknowledge verification is pending and the dashboard for the business is displayed:

Google My Business dahsboard

Google My Business dahsboard

Step 6

Update other business information, such as daily hours of operation.

Google My Business hours

Google My Business hours of operation

Step 7

Verify your business with the code provided via telephone call, text or postcard by clicking the “Verify location” link on the left side menu and entering the code in the space provided:

Verify location

Verify location


Verified confirmation

Step 8

Once verified you can update more business information and add photos.

Perform a Google search for your business and see your Google My Business information displayed on the right side of the search results pages!

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