Create your Google Business Page

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 or see the Video Tutorial at end of page.

Create your Google Business Page

 

 

Create a Google Account

 

To Create a Google Account go to:
https://accounts.google.com/signup

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:
https://www.google.com/accounts/recovery/

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.

Google my Business : Create Account


 

Step 1: Google my Business

 

Go to Google my Business:
https://www.google.com/business/

Get on Google:
Sign In, with Google Account

Google My Business


 

Step 2: Select or Add your Business

 

Start by typing in your Business Name. A selection of business that match that name will appear.

Check to see if any of these are your business. Select the correct business if listed.

If not listed, select “None of these Match” or “I have correctly entered the name and address” let me enter the full business details

google business page - select the business


 

Step 3: Are you a Serviced Business

 

Do you work from Home ?

Do you want to hide your address?

Then select “I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location”

Specify the service area:

Either select the area you serve or select a radius
I do not recommend more than 40 miles or 60 kilometers, this will dilute the areas and you may not appear.

google business page - serviced business

 

Step 4: Confirm your Business Details

 

Agree to the terms of service and that you are authorised to manage this business page

google business pages - confirm

 

Step 5: Verify the Business Details

 

Verify the Business:

This is usually via postcard. Google my Business will send a verification PIN number in the post, this usually takes around 2 weeks to arrive.

Keep a lookout for the postcard in the mail.

google business pages - verify

 

Request your PIN

 

Request Postcard

When it arrives, go to:
https://google.com/verifymybusiness

Sign In >> Add the PIN number

google business page - pin number

 

Important: 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.


 

Manage your Business Page

 

Start by filling in all your business details: Email, Phone Number, your Website

Provide a well written introduction to your Business, products and services

Read About: Managing your Business Page

Manage your Google Business Page - dashboard




 

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