Optimizing your Google Profile – Part 1: Add or Claim Your Google Business Listing
Up the top of most local Google searches, you will find a short list of recommended businesses in the area. These are provided along with a map, so that you can quickly and easily find what you are looking for. Getting in to the “three pack” of the top recommended businesses is crucial for any local business. But how do you add or claim your Google business listing?
- The first step is to get a Google email address (e.g. a gmail address).
- Next, look to see whether your business is already listed there. Google is pretty good at finding local businesses (based on your website or other information online), and adding them, but you need to actually claim the listing in order to be able to manage and optimize it.
- If you don’t find your business, you can add it.
This page has the details on how to add or claim your Google business listing.
If you want help with doing this, please contact us and we can do this for you, as well as the other steps in optimizing your Google profile so that you get the maximum exposure for your business online.