Most business owners are aware of the power of Google search and what it can do for website traffic. Google is the premier search engine with 80 million visitors per month. There are many ways to list your website on Google, but some can be very expensive, especially for startups or small business owners. Here’s a tip to get a free Google listing that is fast and easy.
Go to Maps.Google.com and click on “Put Your Business on Google Maps.” This will redirect you to the “Local Business Center”. If you already have a Google Account, you can sign in and proceed to Step 2. If not then you need to set it up.
Click “Add New Business”. Enter your basic information in the fields provided, including your website, phone number and a valid email address. As you type in the details, you’ll notice the list on the right side of the screen, complete with a map location. Once you’ve completed this step, you can correct an incorrect marker location if needed.
Click Next. You can now provide additional information for your business, such as hours of operation, payment receipts, and so on.
Submit your business listing Verify your listing using a list, phone or SMS that will be mailed to you by that address in your listing. Once verified, businesses will typically appear on Google Maps within a few weeks.
- To add 10 different business locations, follow the instructions for bulk upload on the “Local Business Center” webpage.