To sign up for a Google my Business account, go to Business.Google.Com and click on the button to get started.
Once you click on the button, Google will ask you a series of questions, starting with your business name. You will also be promoted to enter your address, business phone number and hours of operation.
Be sure to also upload photos and write a compelling business description that will encourage customers to visit your location. A strong business description and high quality photos can encourage customers to click on your listing and visit your business.
After you’ve completed the forms, Google will send a postcard to your business address to confirm your location. The postcard will have a code that you can use to confirm that you are the owner of the business. After you’ve entered the code, your Google My Business account is confirmed and active.
If you need further details, Google has also created its own guide to help business owners set up their Google My Business account.
Another important thing to note is that people can suggest changes or edits to your business on Google. This feature allows consumers to alert Google if a business closes down or if the business’s information changes (since business owners don’t always update their online information).
However, one of the downsides of this feature is that unscrupulous competitors or malicious individuals can also change your information without you being notified. Be sure to check your Google My Business account periodically to make sure that your business information is up to date and accurate.