Registering your business on Google is one of the most effective strategies in creating awareness for your business.
This platform is called Google My Business.
“Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. By verifying and editing your business information, you can both help customers find you and tell them the story of your business.
Manage how your business information appears across Google, including Search and Maps, using Google My Business—for free.
Interact with customers new and old and tell them the story of your business.”
In addition, you get to save more by cutting on advertising costs while getting the benefits of using technology to your advantage in marketing your business using different social media platforms and registering your business on Google.
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Click on the blue-colored icon, labeled “MANAGE NOW” located at the upper-right corner of the page.
Then click on the button labeled “Add your business to Google“.
Enter the Name of Your Business
Type the name of your business and click on the blue colored icon, “NEXT”
Go through the Registration Process
On the succeeding steps, fill out each form by providing the pertinent information regarding your business and choosing your preferred settings. Simply click “NEXT” as you go through the process.
NOTE: This process is similar to a software installation wizard where you simply have to follow the instructions, choosing your preferred settings, and supplying the necessary information for your registration.
Some of the required information as you progress to the next steps include:
Finish and Verify
Once you get to the part, simply click “FINISH” to confirm that you are the person assigned to manage the listing of the business.
Verify Your Location
Completing the whole process of registering your business with Google requires one final step to unlock all of the features that a Google business website offers in managing your online business listing. To verify your location, simply click on the button that says, “Mail.”
You can also opt to verify at a later time. You can do this by going to the dashboard and look for the box that says “Verification Needed.” Just click on “Verify now” to continue with the process.
When you have completed all of the above steps, you can now customize your Google My Business. To find out more, check out this article from Google.