Adding + Optimizing Google Maps Listings
Why you need a Google Maps Listing
Anatomy of a Google My Business Listing
Adding your Google Business Location
Listing Manager Settings
Verify Your Listing Location With Google
Depending on your situation you need to verify your location. Google will send a postcard or call a phone number to try to verify the address. I think they don’t offer the phone call verification anymore, but it might have changed again. The postcard with the verification code takes under a week to get to your location so keep an eye out for it so it. It can easily be mistaken for junk mail. Once you have the verification code proceed to the list manager. Select the verify listing option to the right of your pending listing. At that point you can start adding more content to your listing so it can start to stand out.
This interface has improved tremendously over the past few years. Google even built a little bit of social activity into it. Now you can add posts, promotions, events and promotions and products to your listing. Before we get ahead of our self’s let’s go to the company info tab and make sure all the information is filled out correctly.
> Category Tab
- Website designer
- Graphic designer
- Marketing agency
- Software company
- Web hosting company
- Aerial Photographer
I have tested these categories locally and we have started to show up under these sub categories. These are relevant and not just for show. It appears like when you edit any of this content that it takes Google around 24 hours to approve the changes. So far I have not had an issue with approval.