How to add a company on Google Maps

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There are millions of little ones businesses around the world that are on Google Maps, and customers use it every day to find them. can add your business to Google Maps by creating an account in My Business Google+ and confirming that you are the owner or work for the company.


When update your business information through Google My Business, the new information about yours activities will appear on Google Maps, Search and Earth. Your customers and prospects can easily find information about your business, learn about your services, and write reviews that can help you grow and gain credibility.



How to add a company on Google Maps

If you don't have an associated Gmail account, create one. This account will be linked to the Google My Business home page you are creating. If you don't have a Gmail account, click Create Account at www.gmail.com and follow the instructions to create one.

Go to www.google.com/business to log into Google My Business. Click on the blue box in the upper right corner that says “Go to Google”. Have yours activity on Google will allow you to provide your customers with correct information about your location, telephone number, hours and services provided.


It will also allow your customers to provide ratings and critiques of your business and to read the news you post.

Enter the name or address in the search bar to find it on Google Maps. Press Enter to see the search results. Select your business or create a new list. Check that the location and phone number match those of your business.



This step applies if your business doesn't appear in the "Find Your Business" search results. If Google doesn't include it in the list, you need to add the details.


Click on the category your business belongs to. For example, “Local business or place”.

Accurately complete your location details. This will include your business address, phone number and the category to which it belongs, for example "bakery".

If applicable, be sure to check the "I offer products and services to my customers on their locations" box.


Then fill in the useful areas by entering the names of the cities or postal codes of the regions where these services are provided.

This step confirms that you are authorized to add this information to Google. If you click to continue, it means that you accept the terms and conditions. Legally, Google must confirm that you are the rightful owner or authorized employee of the company.

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How to add a company on Google Maps

If you are unsure if you are authorized to change your information on Google, please contact the owner or administrator before continuing.

Google will send you a code to verify that you are authorized. Google can call you or send you a six-digit code. Choose the phone call to confirm that yours activity is displayed faster on Google Maps. When Google calls, write down the verification number.


If you choose to receive the code in the mail, it may take a week or two for the information to post to Google Maps. Also, the code they send is only valid for thirty days. As soon as you receive your code, enter it on the My Business Google+ home page.


To be able to log in again in the future, log in again with your corporate Gmail account. Go to your bookmark or go to google.com/mybusiness and you will be automatically redirected to your home page.

The "Enter Code" box is located in the box highlighted in blue at the top of the page. It's to the right of the message that says “Google sent your verification code”. Type the six-digit code that Google gave you in the box and click "Submit". Keep reading the post below to know how to add a company on google maps.

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How to create a Google My Business account

Stay logged into your corporate Gmail account while working on Google+ My Business. If you log in to other accounts, you will log out of Google+ My Business. If you accidentally leave the page, please go back to your bookmarks or go to google.com/mybusiness.

At the top of the page and to the right of your business title, click the red “Edit” box. Edit your information so your customers can learn more about your business and see pictures.


Add a profile picture. Then post more photos of your business, add schedules, and write an introduction. Choose your images wisely, make sure it highlights the best parts of your business. Make sure your images are clean and professional.

Take some time to write a good introduction. Keep your writing professional and leave a good impression on your customers or prospects. If you're unsure of your writing skills, consult a friend or colleague who can help you review before posting to Google+.

If you change your contact information in the future, go to the My Business page and update your information.


Remember that you can log back into Google My Business by logging in from your corporate Gmail account and entering google.com/mybusiness. Click My Business and you will be taken to your home page.

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