How to create a Google My Business listing?

  1. Go to Google My Business homepage to start creating your account.
  2. Enter the name of your company.
  3. Because Google collects data from third parties, your company may already have been indexed, even if you have never set up a Google+ page. If this is the case, check the pre-filled information and proceed to the next step.
  4. If you do not find your company in the suggestions, fill in the form and go to the next step.
  5. Google is going to verify your relationship with the company by mailing you an activation code. As this may take 1 to 2 weeks, it is possible to continue with the creation process. However, it will only be visible to the public after validation.
google my business listing once completed and verified

Customize your listing and keep it up to date

Your listing is live, congratulations!

It is now time to personalize it by adding your logo, a cover image, visuals related to your products / services and a description of your offer. Do not forget to include your contact information (phone number, email address, opening hours, external links such as your Facebook page).

By inviting your customers to leave you a review as soon as the opportunity arises, you will increase the credibility of your business in the eyes of visitors who do not yet know you.

If this process can seem tedious, it strongly contributes to your local SEO and, therefore, deserves your greatest attention! Keeping your Google+ page up to date is a sure and free way to increase your online visibility. Not doing it would be a serious mistake.

Free creation of your website

Google now offers a tool to easily create free websites. This service is automatically offered when creating your listing.

To learn more about this new Google feature, see the article below.

google my business offers free creation of websites for small businesses