Guide To Claiming Your Google Map Listing

Below you will find a step-by-step guide for checking, claiming and managing your Local Business Listings on Google.

1. Go to

Google Places

2. Click on "Create an Account" or Log-in using your Google Username and Password.

Create A Google Places Account

3. Enter all of the necessary contact information.

List Your Business In Google Paces

4. Click on “List your business”

Check Your Google Places Lising

5. Enter your phone number so that Google can determine whether or not you already exist in their database.

Edit or Add your Google Places Listing

6. If your company comes up, click “Edit”. If it doesn’t, click “Add New Listing”.

Info To Enter In Your Google Places Account

7. Fill in all of the necessary information

  • Update your company name to read “Company Name – Core City + Main Service) – Ex. Advanced Contracting - Dallas Contracting Contractor
  • Add your website address – This will create an important inbound link.
  • Upload PHOTOS – AS MANY AS POSSIBLE – Use personal photos: pictures of yourself (the owner), your staff, the office, trucks, equipment, your company logo, coupons, and your work. People connect and resonate with other people. Leverage that in your Map Listing.
  • Upload a video. (If you don't have one made, get one!)
  • List your hours of operation and your services offered.

8. Press Submit

9. You will be asked how you want to confirm your listing – via phone or postcard.

Confirm Your Google Places Listing

  • ALWAYS CHOOSE PHONE. It is much faster and will ensure that you have completed the process
  • The postcard option takes 2-3 weeks.

10. You will receive a call from Google’s automated system immediately. The automated system will provide you with a 5-digit code.

  • Make sure you or someone is available to answer the office line listed in your map listing.

10. Enter that code on the next screen and press “GO” in order to activate your listing.

Enter Your PIN

You will see a confirmation page indicating that you have successfully activated your listing.

Google Places Confirmation Page

That’s it! You have completed the 11 steps to claiming and setting up your Google Map listing on Google Places.

Here is what your Google Places account admin area will look like once you are finished:

Google Places ADMIN Page

This is where you will be able to edit your listing, add a coupon and check on your Google Places page stats.

  • How many people are pulling up your Google Places page?
  • What are they searching to get to you?
  • How many of them are clicking on your website?

Here is what your Google Map listing will look:

Your Google Map Listing

    • Look for the “Business Owner Verified” check box in the top right corner.
    • GET REVIEWS – Getting reviews has been proven to increase placement in the map listing
If you follow these steps you will be well on your way to a page one listing in the Google Map Listings.

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