Embarking on the journey of setting up your Google Business Page? This comprehensive guide walks you through every stage, from account creation to claiming and verifying your new Google Business Page. Before you dive in, familiarize yourself with the setup process, and then follow the steps below to create your new business page.
To begin, you’ll need a Google-linked or created account to set up and manage your Google My Business page. Follow these steps to get started:
By following these steps, you’ll establish a solid foundation for setting up your Google Business Page. With your Google Account in place, you’re now ready to embark on the process of claiming and verifying your new Google Business Page. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Creating Your Business Page
Begin by visiting Google My Business at the following link:
Once there, follow these steps:
Step 2: Selecting or Adding Your Business
Begin by typing your business name into the designated field. As you type, a list of businesses matching that name will appear.
Follow these steps:
Step 3: Business Name
Provide the name of your business. This should be the real-world name of your business, as you would answer the phone.
Enter the name of your business in the designated field.
For example: “Add Name of Business – Create a Google My Business Page – Online Ownership”
Step 4: Business Category
Begin by describing what your business does in the provided field.
Then, select the most appropriate category or type of business that closely aligns with your business’s offerings.
After your business has been created, you’ll have the opportunity to add and refine your category selection as needed.
Step 5: Local Business or Service Area
Would you like to add a physical location that customers can visit, such as a shop or office?
Step 6: Additional Service Area
This step pertains to businesses that have selected they have a physical location by entering an address.
Do you also serve customers outside of this location?
Step 7: Business Contact Details
Enter your telephone number.
After your business page is created, you’ll have the option to add a secondary telephone number.
Provide your business website URL.
Step 8: Manage Listing
Afterward, you’ll have the option to continue enhancing your listing by adding photos, a business description, and more.
Alternatively, you can select “Later” to proceed to your account dashboard, where you can continue editing or verifying your listing.
Congratulations on creating your Google My Business Listing! The final step is to verify your business, typically done via postcard. Google My Business will send a verification PIN number through mail, which usually takes a couple of days to arrive.
Keep an eye out for the postcard in your mailbox.
After requesting your verification postcard, do not change any main business details such as name or address. Doing so will invalidate the PIN number you requested. Only make changes to name or address after receiving and verifying the PIN number.