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 a Google Account
To Create a Google Account go to:
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:
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.
Step 1: Google my Business
Go to Google my Business:
Get on Google:
Sign In, with Google Account
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
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.
Step 4: Confirm your Business Details
Agree to the terms of service and that you are authorised to manage this business page
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.
Request your PIN
When it arrives, go to:
Sign In >> Add the 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