How To Get Your Business On Google

How to Get Your Business on Google Maps

You may be asking, How to get your business on Google?   You will need to create a Google My Business Listing.  This lets Google know that you are a business.  Whether you are a brick and mortar store, a traveling business (i.e. food truck), or a service based business, you can create a Google My Business Listing.  Creating a Google My Business Listing also puts you on Google Maps and Google Local, so potential customers can find you easier.  This step by step guide shows you how to set up Google My Business.

Before we get started, Log in to your Google account/email for your business.  This is the same as logging into your Google email.  Note:  We highly recommend that your google business account/email be separate from any personal email address(es) you have with Google.  If you do not have a Google account, please create one.

Getting Starting with Google My Business

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the name of your business.  Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google - The Name of Your Business

3. Do you want to add a location customers can visit, like a store or office?  Select No, if you are a service based business and work out of your home. Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google - Add a Location

4. Where do you serve your customers?  (Optional). Enter your town, city or zip code if you are trying to attract businesses for your city.  If you are a global business, skip.  If you are city-based business, enter the cities, postal codes, or other areas.  Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google - Where do you serve customers

5. What region is your business based in?  Select the region and click Next.

6. Choose the best category that fits your business best.  Browse the categories and make the best choice for your business.  Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google - choose the category of your business 7. What contact details do you want to show to customers?  Enter your business phone number.  You can get a free business phone number through Google filters spam calls and sends calls to your cell phone at   Enter your website URL. Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google8. Click Finish to verify your business.

How To Get Your Business On Google9. Enter your mailing address to verify the listing.  The address is hidden from the public.  Click Next.

How To Get Your Business On Google10. You will receive a message that your postcard that contains your verification code should arrive in about 5 business days. Click Continue.

How To Get Your Business On Google

11. You are now in your Google My Business Listing.  Click Get Started.

How To Get Your Business On Google

12. In your Google My Business Listing, work on completing the listing.  Add hours, a description, photos, and as much information as possible to complete the listing.

setup my Business On Google

Entering Your Verification Code From The Postcard From Google

Once you receive your Google My Business postcard in the mail, visit  Sign into your Google account.  Click on Enter your verification code.

setup my Business On Google

Enter the Verification code and click verify.

setup my Business On Google

You are now verified!  Click Get Started.

How To Get Your Business On GoogleBe sure to complete your listing information such as hours, description, and photos.


How did this tutorial work out for you?  Please comment below.

Picture of Jessica Rhoades

Jessica Rhoades

Jessica Rhoades is the Owner and Designer at Create IT Web Designs. Among her greatest passions are web design, SEO, helping small businesses succeed, bicycling, traveling, and making lists.

Sign up to receive our FREE Ultimate Guide to Writing Website Content

This writing guide is designed to help you write an awesome ABOUT page, HOME page, and additional page content.  It is packed with examples that will have you started on writing the BEST content for your website.  Sign up to receive this FREE guide, monthly tips, and occasional offers.  Don’t worry, if you change your mind, you can unsubscribe at any time.

Take our free seo 101 course

In this short, introductory course, we dive into what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is, how it can benefit you, what’s really important to look at with SEO, and the steps to get started.  This course cuts through all the bull and fluff to give you the clear picture of what SEO is….and we are currently offering the course FREE

SEO 101 Course - picture of course on tablet