Local SEO

To manage your business information in Search, Maps, and other Google properties, you must verify your business listing.

The verification process helps us make sure your business information is accurate and that only you, the business owner or manager, has access to it.

Before you can start the verification process, create or claim a Google My Business listing. You may see one or several verification types depending on the kind of business listing you manage.

How to Claim Your Google My Business Listing

1. Go to Google.com/business

1. Go To Google My Business

2. Click on “Manage Now”

2. Click on Manage Now button

3. Enter the name of your company

As you type the name of your company, businesses with similar names will appear. Choose your company or location when you see it. If your company name or location is not listed, you’ll need to create a new one.

3. Enter Your Company Name

4. Enter your business’ address

Type in the full address of your business. Check the box if you deliver goods and services to your customers.

4. Add Your Location Info

5. Drop the pin

Move the marker to the exact location of your business

5. Drop your location pin

6. Enter your business category

6. Choose Your Business Category

7. Enter your contact information

7. Add your contact info

8. Get verified

Now that your Google My Business listing has been claimed, you’ll need to verify it before it can be public to Google searchers.

8. Verify your location

You can verify your listing by:

  • Requesting a postcard at your business address
  • Requesting a phone call or text
  • Emailing
  • Instant verification – Get instantly verified using Google Search Console
  • Video verification – Get verified by having a video call with a Google My Business specialist

Need help removing some duplicate Google My Business listings?

Contact the Local SEO experts at Hello Local Marketing at 352-877-2332 or schedule a consultation.