Step by Step Guide to setting up your Google Business Page. This guide starts at the very beginning of the process, with account creation to claiming and verifying your new Google Business Page.
Read through the set up process, before you begin, then follow the Guide in creating your new business page.
You will need a Google linked or created account to set up and manage your Google My Business page.
If you website is already using Google Analytics and Google Search Console – I recommend using the account you use to manage and access these. The limits the amount of accounts you need to log into to monitor your web presence, but also integrates the data between all products.
If you do not use any of these, then you will need to create a Google account, then remember to use this account for your use of other Google products.
To Create a Google Account go to:
Once you create a Google Account, you can use that same username and password to sign in to any Google product. This applies if you created the account through the main sign up page, or through a specific product’s sign up page.
To determine if you have a Google Account, just enter your email address:
If there’s no Google Account associated with your email address, you’ll get a message that says ‘No account found with that email address’ you entered.
Go to Google my Business:
Get on Google:
Sign In, with Google Account
Do you want to add a location customers can visit, like a shop or office?
Yes – you have a physical business location that customers can come to.
You will next have to provide the address of the business.
No – you are a service area business and you visit customers at their location.
You will next be asked to select the areas you serve.
This next step is if you selected you have a physical location by entering an address.
Do you also serve customers outside this location?
Yes – this is if you have a physical business location but will also go to a customer to provide a service.
No – customers have to come to your business location.
Keep a lookout for the postcard in the mail.
When it arrives, go to: https://google.com/verifymybusiness or log into your GMB account dashboard https://business.google.com/locations
Once you have requested your verification postcard Do Not change any main business details : Name or Address >> this will invalidate the PIN number that you have requested. Once verified, if you need to correct the Name or Address, then only after you have received the PIN number and verified the page.
Frequently asked questions about Google My Business. We constantly publish updates and tips on our local SEO blog and will update this FAQ’s page with relevant How To’s relating to Google My Business.
We cover each part of a Google My Business listing that you should be optimising. We also cover parts of a Google My Business page that cant really be ‘optimised’ but your should be aware of and how to get the best results.
Verification is probably one of the largest issues that I deal with as a Google my Business Product Expert. What should be a relatively pain free process of creating or claiming to verifying a business listing can often come off the rails when something happens within the process of verifying the listing.
Google My Business is a window into your restaurant providing customers with information from, opening hours, busy times, menu, ordering, reservations, images, posts and reviews.
Online Ownership provides a Google My Business consultation service, if you don’t have the time or inclination to optimise your listing, or you have multiple listings to manage. Drop us an email for a no obligation chat.