How To Set Up A Google My Business Account

Posted January 13, 2021
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Google My Business Accounts are a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including the Search and Maps functions. A Google My Business Account will also help customers find your business, verify your business and edit your business information.

Simply put, a Google My Business Account will allow you to manage how your business listing appears across the Google product line. Luckily, AIME is here to help with a step by step breakdown on how to successfully set up a Google My Business Account.

Steps To Setting Up Your Google My Business Account

Step 1: Create a Account on the Google My Business Page

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Step 2:  Sign in or Create a Google Account

  • Sign in to your Google account or create a new one 
  • Click ‘Next’
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Step 3: Enter Your Business Information

  • Enter your business name
  • Confirm the business name
  • Click ‘Next’
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Step 4: Choose Your Category

  • Choose the category that best matches your business
  • Click ‘Next’
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Step 5: Register Your Business Address

  • Enter your full business address including your state and zip
  • Click ‘Next’
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Step 6: Update Your Physical Location Preferences

  • Choose ‘Yes’ if you serve customers outside the physical location; Choose ‘No’ if you do not serve customers outside the physical location
  • Click ‘Next’ 
  • If you selected ‘Yes’– you will be prompted to enter additional areas you serve
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Step 7: Contact Information

  • Enter contact information like phone number and website url 
  • If you do not have a website, you can get a free basic website based on your info from Google 
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Step 8: Finish Listing

  • Finish and manage the listing for your business
  • Click ‘Finish’
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Step 9: Verification

  • You cannot manage your listing until the verification process is completed
  • Based on your location, choose the verification options available to you
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Step 10: Add Business Hours

Add days/hours when your business is open for customers

  • Add a quick insightful description of the services your business offers
  • Click ‘Save’
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Step 11: Add description

  • Add a quick insightful description of the services your business offers
  • Click ‘Save’
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Step 12: Add Business Photos

  • Add some photos of your business, including interior and exterior shots.
  • Click ‘Next’
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Step 13: Verify Your Listing

  • Verify your business listing detail and make any necessary changes
  • Your business listing should match the image below
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From there you should be all set up and able to use your very own free Google My Business Account. Your account will be an incredibly useful tool that will help you maintain accurate information regarding your business and interact with your customers by responding to and managing reviews. Your new Google My Business account will also allow you to access key insights like online engagement, audience reach, and clicks. We hope you enjoy this service and don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at info@aimegroup.com if you have any questions!

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