Google Maps is a free Google tool that allows users to search for information related to location, or location according to the map interface. Nowadays, with the development of handheld digital devices, Google Maps is used more popular. According to the information from Google, there are millions of searches on it everyday.
So how do your business information can be displayed on Google Maps? Let’s start using the Google Places to find the answer.
What is Google Places?
Google Places is a tool combining with Google Maps. With Google Places, you can easily register your business information on Google Maps. It’s a new effective marketing method with a low cost, especially if you are services supplier whose places need to be advertised such as hotels, entertainment areas, restaurants, etc.
How to use Google Places?
To start using Google Places, please enter this Link and choose “Get on Google”
Then, use your Google account to sign in. If you don’t already have a Google account yet, click Sign up now to create a new Google account. After login, you will see some tips of Google about the information searching available on the Google Maps system by enter your phone number which will represent for business and press on “Find business information”
If you haven’t submitted your phone yet, Google will redirect you to register site. You need to fill all information you want to show on the Google Maps such as: basic information, categories, service area, working time, payment options, photos, videos and additional details.
You should pay attention to Basic Information part, all info must be concise, accurate and full enough to describe your business. Google will base on these info to show searching result when users look for any related information.
Google will display information on the images side first. In the preview, if the marker of your business on the map is incorrect, please select “Edit marker location” at the bottom then adjust marker.
After submitting all information, press “send”, Google will continue redirecting you to verify site. Currently, to add new business location verify, please as following steps
Step 1: From your dashboard, click the Gear icon, then select Add a listing.
Step 2: Enter the name or address of your business and select your business if it appears in the drop-down menu.
Step 3: If you don’t see your business listed in the menu, click No, these are not my businesses or I’ve correctly entered the business. You’ll then be prompted to enter some details for your business. Make sure you enter an accurate, complete street address, and a phone number which reaches your business directly.
After you complete your business information, click “Submit”. You will have one or two different verification options (verification by postcard, or verification by phone)
After verifying, you will receive a PIN sent to either your business address or phone number. Entering this PIN and click “Start”, your business information will be shown on Google Maps
Note: If your address changes before you’re verified, you’ll need to generate a new PIN via postcard or phone; listings are allowed a limited number of PIN attempts over time. You won’t be able to update the business’s name until the verification process is complete. If you’re having any verification issues, don’t hesitate to contact them.
We has showed you how to bring business information to Google Maps via Google Places. With these very simple actions, you can absolutely increase the number of customer without any additional cost.
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