A quick step by step guide on setting up a Google My Business listing - if you don’t have a physical location or office for your business.
If you operate solely online, or if you do home deliveries, this guide is for you.
A step by step guide to setting up a Google My Business listing
Open Google, then search for ‘Create Google My Business’ to find the page you need, then click on ‘Google Business Profile’.
In ‘Find and manage your business’, input your business name - the field will populate with business suggestions as you type. Then click ‘Add your business to Google’ below.
On the next screen, add your business name, and your business’ category - select the category that most closely resembles your business from the options given.
On the next screen, you will be asked whether you want to add a location for customers to visit. Click ‘no’ then click Next.
Next, you will need to indicate your ‘service areas’ using a map. This might be your town, city or county, or you might work world or nationwide. You can add multiple locations here, simply type the locality into the box then select your location from the dropdown list.
On the next screen, add in your contact number - for verification purposes, so make sure this is a number you can easily access, and website URL, if you have one.
You will next be asked to add a mailing address, in order to verify your profile. You can use your home address, or a separate business address here, but not a PO Box. The address you enter will not be shown on your profile.
Next, you will be asked to choose a method to verify your listing. You can opt to use your phone number here and choose between a call or a text. Enter the code supplied to verify your profile.
And that’s it, you're all set up. From here you can put in as much information on your Google My Business listing as you want.