Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Claiming your Google Local Listing

How do you claim your Google Local Listing?

1. Go to http://maps.google.com. Then search for your business. (Business Name, City, State) Most of the time you'll find your business listed in Google Maps. If its not don't worry you can always create a listing by going to Google Local Business Center.

2. Click on your listing. A bubble will pop up by your businesses location on the map. Then Click more information.

3. A bigger window will pop up. Then click add or edit business.

4. A new page will pop up asking the following options.
  • Edit my business information
  • Suspend this listing
  • This isn't my listing
5. If you want to claim the listing then click Edit my business information. This will add your business listing to your Google Local Business Center. Note: You can also use the local business center to just create a listing if your Business is not listed in Google Local.

6. Fill out all the information. Some of the information will be filled in for you if you are claiming your listing. I'd recommend filling in as much information as possible.

7. Then Google will ask you to verify your listing via Phone or Postcard. If you verify by phone an automated machine will call your business number asking to input the pin number provided to you by Google. The phone is the fastest way to do it. If you have to do it by postcard then Google will send you a Post Card then follow the information on the card.

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