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How to Get Your Business to Show Up on Google Maps

[Editor’s Note: This infographic was originally posted in March 2018 and was updated in February 2020]

As a business owner, it is extremely important that your business shows up in Google search results and on Google Maps. Statistics show that the majority of consumers utilize search engines to find information about local businesses, and Google Maps is the most widely used mapping tool. Imagine a situation where a potential customer in your area searches for portable toilet rentals. What if one or more of your competitors appear in the results and your business doesn’t? That’s a scenario you definitely want to avoid. Here’s how to get your business to appear on Google, including Google Maps.

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How to Get Your Business to Show Up on Google Maps

Step 1 Go to https://google.com/business and click “Manage now” in the upper right-hand corner

Step 2 Type in your business’s name and click “Create a business with this name” from the drop-down menu. If your business already shows up, click it and you’ll be asked to verify that it’s yours by call or email. If it says this listing has already been claimed, click “Request access”

Step 3 Enter your business’s name as you would like it to appear on Google Maps

Step 4 When choosing a category for your business, type in “Portable toilet supplier” or whatever you would like it to be listed under

Step 5 Click “Yes” to add your business location

Step 6 Enter the address of your business and click “Next.” You may be asked to position a marker on the location of your business on a map

Step 7 Confirm whether you serve customers outside this location also

Step 8 Enter your contact details and click “Next”

Step 9 Click “Finish”

Step 10 Select a verification option

For more information, go to https://support.google.com/business/answer/2911778

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