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  1. 1. District Creations Lets talk Google Set up a Free Google My Business Listing displayed on Google Maps
  2. 2. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 2 3 4 Introduction Set Up Your Free Listing Verification Code Entering Reviews Contact Info 2
  3. 3. Introduction 3
  4. 4. Introduction Whether you have a brick and mortar business, or a consulting agency with no fixed address, setting up your business on Google can : Boost your rating on Google Maps. Boost your rating on Google Search Engine. Generate more leads. Enable your clients to rate your service. 4
  6. 6. Set up your free listing for a physical location 1. A. If you have an office address or physical location, open a browser and type in Google My Business 2. Open the first result under the ads Ads Ads 6
  7. 7. Set up your free listing for your brand 2. Open a search engine and type in https://business.google.com/create?gmbsrc=ww-ww-et-gs-z-gmb-v-z-h~bhc-core-u 7 Product, Sports team, band, cause, etc
  8. 8. List your Brand 8
  9. 9. Set up your free listing for your business 3. You will be taken the Google My Business Page Setting up your Google My Business page is the first step in Local Search Optimization, and should be a high priority for all businesses. If you have a Google account Sign in. 9
  10. 10. Set up your free listing If you do not have a Google Account, select Create account You will need to create a Google Account if you do not have one. Its free. This is also helpful for a Google Analytics account if you have a website. 10
  11. 11. Set up your free listing 4. Click Start Now If Google cant find your business you will have to manually enter your company name, address and phone number by clicking Add your business Tip: Make sure your Name, Address and Phone Number is consistent in all of your online listings 11
  12. 12. Set up your free listing 5. Upon clicking Add your business, the following screen appears: 12
  13. 13. Set up your free listing b. Brick and Mortar Businesses: Select No a. Consultants and people who do not have a brick and mortar business: If you do not have a brick and mortar business (and work as a consultant), make sure that Yes is selected under I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location. If you do not serve customers at the address that you filled in, you are defined as a Service Area Business (SAB). Check Yes 13
  14. 14. Set up your free listing 6. Authorization Verify the information and check the box if you are the owner of the business or authorized to fill this information out. 14
  15. 15. Set up your free listing 6. Authorization Consultant Example: I filled in my zip code and since I can work online, I put within 1000 miles. It adjusted to 632miles. If you want your home address or business to be listed, check I also serve customers at my business address 15
  16. 16. Set up your free listing 7. Agree All Business Owners: Click Continue Check to Agree to the Terms of Service 16
  17. 17. Set up your free listing 8. Verification Your profile will not be created on Google My Business until you enter the verification code. See step 9. You will get an option for a Verification post card. The post card will contain a code that you need to enter. Sometimes, there is an option to verify via SMS (text). 17
  18. 18. Set up your free listing 8. Verification continued If you are verifying via post card, there is an option to enter your name: Your business needs to be verified within 30 days, so once the post card arrives, verify immediately. 18
  19. 19. Verification Code 19
  20. 20. Enter Verification Code 9. In 1-2 weeks you will receive a verification code in the mail to verify your business. 10. When you receive your verification code Go to https://business.google.com Log into your account, Enter the Code and Submit. 20
  21. 21. You did it! Congratulations! Your business will be live on Google Maps within minutes. You are on your way to boosting your search engine rankings and generating new leads! 21
  22. 22. Result 22
  23. 23. Entering Reviews 23
  24. 24. Creating a Review Once your business is live, your clients can go to Google Maps and find you: Click on the name of the business 24
  25. 25. Creating a Review The information you entered will appear: Click on the link that says Google reviews, assign a rating and leave a review. Reviews will boost your rating on the Google search engine and drive more custom to your business. 25
  26. 26. Shelley Magnezi 240-274-9940 http://www.districtcreations.com @shelleymagnezi District Creations 26