Google My Business is a great place to start your SEO efforts for any business. It’s also a free and fairly easy tool to help your business be found in web searches.
There are two things that you need to keep in mind when setting up your GMB account. 1. You will need to have an actual address. You can’t be totally online for this to work. 2. When you list your address accuracy is crucial. For example, if you use ste. instead of suite, you will need to stay consistent in always using the same characters.
So let’s get started with the Google My Business tutorial.
Below is a quick and easy tutorial on how to set up a Google My Business account.
Step 1. Log into your Google account that you associate with your business. (or create one if needed)
Step 2. To start, go to google.com/business and click Start Now in the top right corner.
Step 3. Enter your business name exactly as you will always use it.
Step 4. Next, enter your business address where you are located. (remember, accuracy here!)
Step 5. In this next step, if you deliver or offer services to customer’s homes or locations, then check the box “I deliver goods and services to my customers.” You can also click “Hide my address, only show region” if you’d like.
Step 6. Choose your business category.
Step 7. Add your correct phone number and or website
Step 8. Time to verify. Choose which verification option you want. Options include postcard, phone, email, instant verification or bulk verification.
Step 9. After you receive your verification and your account is set up, you can add additional details such as your hours, profile photo, and any other bits of information to help someone find you.
And that’s it! You’re one step closer to being found by more customers.
Check out this tutorial video for a more thorough walk through of how to set up your business account. If you want more tutorials like this check out our facebook page and comment what you’d like to see next.