How to Claim your Business in Google My Business - Inbound Studio

How to Claim your Business in Google My Business

The easiest way to add your business on Google is through Google Maps. 

Use Google Maps to claim your business

You can add your business through Google Maps on your computer by searching for a location, right-clicking on a spot, or through the menu.

  1. On your computer, go to Google Maps.
  2. You can add your business in 3 ways:
    • Enter your address in the search bar. On the left, in the Business Profile, click Add your business.
    • Right-click anywhere on the Map. Then, click Add your business.
    • In the top left, click Menu Menuand then Add your business.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish signing up for Google My Business.

If you would rather claim your business through Google My Business account, follow these instructions:

First you need to go to Google My Business and login or create an account. Then do the following:
  1. Enter your business’ or chain’s address. You may also be asked to position a marker on the location of your chain’s branch on a map. If your business doesn’t have a physical location but works in a service area, you can list the area instead. Then, click Next
  2. Choose if you want your business location to appear on Google Maps.
    • If you serve customers at your business address:
      1. Enter your business address.
      2. Click Next.
        Note: If you also serve customers outside your business address, you'll have the option to list your service areas as well.
    • If you don't serve customers at your business address:
      1. Enter your business address.
      2. At the bottom, click I deliver goods and services to my customers and then Next.
      3. List your service areas, then click Next.
  3. Search for and select a business category. You can also choose a more specific category as appropriate. Then, click Next.
  4. Enter a phone number or website URL for your chain, and click Finish.

Once you finish, you must select a verification option to verify your business.