Having your company pinpointed on Google Maps can make it so much easier for potential customers and clients to find you. While it may sound as though it is a long and laborious task, it is actually relatively easy to do. The first step is to make sure you have a Google account and you are logged in. Then follow these very easy steps.
- Open Google and make sure you are logged in.
- Go to google.com/business, taking you to the My Business section. There is a blue box located in the top right corner of the screen labelled ‘Get On Google’. By adding your company details customers will easily be able to contact you. You can search for your company details or add them if necessary.
- At the bottom of the listings there is an ‘add your business’ hyperlink that you can use if your business does not appear in the listings. You will need to select the right category for your business and be accurate with details such as phone number and address. You can even note here if you are happy to deliver goods to customers and set out which geographical areas are covered by deliveries.
- Then you just confirm the details and click on ‘Continue’. By doing this, you are telling Google you have the authority to enter the information onto Google Maps. You are also telling Google that you are happy to abide by their terms and conditions. Google has a legal obligation to ensure you are authorised to carry out this process.
- The next stage of the process is verification, so click on either ‘Call me now’ or ‘Verify by mail’. Google issues a code to allow you to verify you are authorised to complete the entry onto Google Maps. They will send the code either by phone or email, although the fastest way to complete the process is to opt for a phone call. When you get the call, make a note of the number. The code is only valid for 30 days and when you receive it you should enter the code into the relevant section on the My Business Google+ dashboard, a box marked ‘Enter code’.
When completed, this process means your business will appear on Google Maps, along with a range of contact information making it far easier for people to get in touch.