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Google My Business - What it is and how to set it up

How to Set Up Your Google My Business

Google My Business is a free tool provided by Google that helps businesses manage their online presence. It allows you to create and control how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. It’s important to keep this information up to date, and ensure the information appearing in your listing such as your contact email and phone number, or your business hours, matches what’s listed on your website. 

Setting Up Google My Business:

  1. Create a Google Account

    If you don’t already have one, create a Google Account by visiting Provide the required information and follow the prompts to create your account.

  2. Visit Google My Business

    Go to the Google My Business website at and click on the “Manage Now” button.

  3. Enter Your Business Name

    Enter the name of your business in the provided field. If your business appears in the suggestions, select it. Otherwise, choose “Add your business to Google.”

  4. Choose Your Business Category

    Select the category that best represents your business. This helps Google understand what your business is about and improves search visibility.

  5. Add Your Business Location

    Enter your business address in the provided field. If your business operates online without a physical location, you can choose the “I deliver goods and services to my customers” option.

  6. Specify Service Areas (Optional)

    If your business provides services in specific areas, you can define your service areas by city, region, or zip code. This step is optional but can help target local customers.

  7. Provide Contact Information

    Enter your business phone number and website URL. This information helps customers easily reach you and access more details about your business.

  8. Verify Your Business

    To confirm that you are the owner or authorized representative of the business, Google will send you a verification code. Choose the verification method that works best for you, such as receiving a postcard by mail or verifying via phone or email.

  9. Complete Your Profile

    Once verified, you can complete your Google My Business profile by providing additional details such as business hours, photos, a description, and other relevant information. Take advantage of these features to enhance your profile and make it more appealing to potential customers.

  10. Explore Additional Features

    Google My Business offers various features to help you manage and promote your business. Take the time to explore features such as customer reviews, messaging, posts, insights, and more. Utilize these tools to engage with your audience and optimize your online presence.

  11. Encourage Your Customers to Leave Reviews

    Positive reviews can boost your online reputation and attract more customers.

  12. Keep it Current

    Regularly update your profile with any changes to your business information, such as new products or services, special offers, or holiday hours.

We’re Here to Help

Contact Cour Collaborative with Questions or for Support

If you need help setting up or customizing your Google My Business Account for your business’s website, we’re here to help. You can call or text us at (512) 703-0773, email us at,  or send us your questions via our Contact Form – we’re happy to help. 

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