There is a handy feature that Google have which helps in getting your business promoted and easily found on the map. If someone did a search for your company on Google it will display a map location along with your search results.
Not only that when you embed the Google map on your website contact page it will showcase your exact location and business details. Getting it set up only takes a few minutes and best of all it’s free.
Before we begin you will need to either create or have a Google account already. If you have a Gmail account you can use this to sign in.
Okay if you head over to https://www.google.co.uk/business/placesforbusiness
We need to tell Google about your business, you can do a quick search to see if Google have already listed your business on the maps. If you enter in your business name and Google can’t find any results click on the box that say’s let me enter in the rest of my business details.
Simply fill in the relevant boxes about your business and once done click on the submit button at the bottom.
Once we you have entered in your details and click on the submit button you will be brought to a new section by where you can enter in even more details about your business. You may find that the location marker for your business is not in the right place. If this is the case then if you click on the edit icon (one that looks like a pencil).
A pop up window will appear and a blue link at the top says edit marker location, click on that and with your mouse click and drag the location marker to the correct position. Once it’s in the place that you want click on save.
Enter in your business opening hours and you also have the ability to upload some pictures. These can be products, pictures of your business or services you offer.
Along with the pictures you can specify which one you would like as your profile picture. Click on the one you would like and Google will highlight and set that one.
Once you have filled in your details click on the submit button at the bottom. This will save your listing but before it will be displayed on the Google maps and search listing results you need to verify that the business you have entered does exist. What Google will do is send out a postcard with a pin number on it.
Once you receive this it will have instructions to login to your account and enter in the number. From there the business will be verified and within a week it should be displayed. The pin number can take up to three weeks for it to arrive.
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