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How To Claim Your Google Places (Google My Business) Page For Your Local Business 2016

 

Since Google Places pages are now appearing even before Google natural listings on local searches it is pretty important to get your business set up properly with Google Places. Google has set up over 50 million Google Places Pages (Google My Business) and so far only about 7% have claimed their listings. If you want people to find your business and get accurate information about your local business then you really need to claim your Google Places (Google My Business)  page and fully optimize it. If you want a basic introduction to Google Places go here. Now here is how you claim your page:

1. If you do not already have a Google id you would need to create one. Go here: https://www.google.com/accounts/NewAccount to create your Google id. Google Account Signup

2. Now once you are either logged into your Google account go to Google Maps and type in your business. Here is the link for Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/ Google Maps Search

3. Now click on your businesses name once you find it. In this example I use a Thai Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale.
Google Maps Link

4. Now that you have arrived at your Google Places (Google My Business) page click on the link which says “Business Owner.”
Google Places Business Owner

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5. Now edit your listing. It may seem like you cannot edit your listing but you can go ahead and do so. Then Google will either send you a pin by phone or postcard to confirm your listing. Once your listing is confirmed it will appear live on Google Places (Google My Business) .
Google Places edit listing

That is is! Well not really. The next step is to optimize fully your Google Places (Google My Business) page so that you rank above your competitors for local searches. You can start by uploading pictures, videos and descriptions of your business. I will be covering in depth optimization of your Google Places (Google My Business) pages in another post. Please let me know what you think in the comments area.

Thank you!

Matt

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Matt
 

After a career as a professional musician and band leader in the Miami South Florida Area I decided to see if I could make some money with this new internet thing. After years of trial and error I started to get the hang of it and now I am completely financially independent because of my various online businesses. The goal of this blog is to chronicle my continued marketing experiences. I focus on real examples of what works and what does not work. Google does not give us a recipe for getting our sites ranked. We have to use our own experiences to see what actually works rather than theory. I hope you enjoy the blog. Please let us know what you think in the comments area. We appreciate your feedback.

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    Glad to see that even Google gets glitches. I do not feel so bad.

     

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      Great point and that spells out great opportunity. Start your own local directory for your country. They will be there soon. Why not get ahead of the curve!

       

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T.v Serials - 2011/06/06

have a question – I have a local business directory site. Can I claim google places on behalf of business owners (if I have their permission of course), for the web address – can I direct it to their listing on my directory – as some of the businesses don’t have websites.

 

    Matthew Meyer - 2011/06/06

    Great question. You can definitely help local businesses claim their Google Places pages but Google actually confirms the location of each business
    by sending a postcard to that address. You have to have a separate physical address for each individual business. However, you could help local businesses
    claim and even optimize their pages for a fee and then link to their Google Places page from your directory. You could even create a special badge which they
    could include in their Google Places page which says “As listed in “Your Site Name” Local directory.

     

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