Ultimate guide to Google My Business

Ultimate guide to Google My Business

GMB is a free tool that lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. That includes adding your business name, location, and hours; monitoring and replying to customer reviews; adding photos; learning where and how people are searching for you, and more.
If you’re just getting started with local SEO, your Google My Business listing is a great place to focus your early efforts. After all, when people search for a product or service near them, they’re usually very close to making a purchase — one in two people who conduct a local search (think “watch repair near me”) visit a store that day. So it’s important the information about your business that shows up when people search Google is as accurate, complete, and optimized as possible.

To learn how to create your Google My Business account, verify your business, and make its listing as strong as possible, read on.

  1. Create an account and claim your business
  2. Complete every section of your Google My Business account
  3. Be meticulous with contact information
  4. Select primary and secondary categories
  5. Mark off applicable attributes
  6. Write a complete “from the business” description
  7. Publish Google posts weekly
  8. Upload new photos weekly
  9. Answer questions
  10. Collect and respond to reviews
  11. Add your products and/or services
  12. Set up messaging
  13. Maintain your Business Profile
  14. Verify your business
  15. Optimize your listing
  16. Download the GMB app
  17. Know the difference between Google My Business, Google Places, and Google+
Below are the guidelines to provide an access for individual locations:
Step 1 > Please log in to the Google Account associated with your listing: https://www.google.com/business/.
Step 2 > Under Locations, choose all locations to allow us to manage and click “manage location”
Step 3 > Click on the three dash menu icon Menu icon in the top left corner of the screen
Step 4 > Select Manage Users icon Manage Users from the menu.
Step 5 > Press the Add User icon Add User icon at the top right of the screen.