Have you ever thought of setting up a business of yours, but are scared that whether your customers would be able to find you or not? Is reaching out to the customers your biggest concern, especially who are staying in far off places from your business? To solve the problem comes Google Maps in the picture. Every location of the world, no matter how small it is, has been registered on the Google Maps so that you can reach to your dream destination by navigating through Google Maps. You too can register your business in the Google Maps, so that your customers can find you without any hassle. The biggest question that might be going in your mind will be that ‘How Do I Get My Business On Google Maps?’ Your answer is in the article, not only the answer but also the way to register your business on the Google Maps. So just, sit back, relax, and read the article to acquaint yourself with the proper way to register your business.
Google Maps- An Overview
Most of you may be familiar with the Google Maps, and many of you may have used it. But for those who have not idea as what Google Maps are, here is a small introduction to it.
It is a kind of desktop web mapping service that has been developed by Google. Some of the best features of Google Map include the Satellite imagery, 360o panoramic views of the streets, also known as Street view, Street maps, real-time traffic conditions, also known as Google Traffic, and route planning so that you can get help if you are travelling by foot, car bicycle or even by public transportation. Moreover, Google Maps also provides an API through maps can be embedded to the third party websites, so that it offers a locator for the urban businesses and all other organizations that are in many different countries all over the world. You will be amazed to know that the satellite images are never updated in the real time; however, Google keeps on adding data in the Primary Database regularly.
AS the Google Maps uses the close variant of the Mercator projection and hence, cannot show accurate areas around the poles. When the Google Maps app was launched in the year August 2013 for the Smart phones, it became the world’s most popular app with around 54% of the smartphone users using this app at least once globally.
How To Get Your Business On Google Maps?
Yes, I know that you have been eagerly waiting for the answer of this question. So, here is a step by step guide for you to add your business to the Google Maps. But before you register your business on Google Maps, here is a reminder for you that although your business can be shown in the “Local” search results, you can only register your business in the town or city your business has physical address. Now, it is the time to look into the steps of registration.
The first thing you need to do if you want to register your business on the Google is to log on to www.google.com/+/business and search for the business
Now you have two options, either to select your business from the list or if it is not present then to create a new listing.
There are numerous pages available on the Google Map’s website, choose the most relevant one that suits your business. Once the local business and places types are verified, they will automatically be upgraded to the Local Google+ Page. It is a kind you confirmation you get to make sure that your business has been listed on the Google.com, Google Maps, and other Google properties. You also get some expanded features, for example, you can respond to the customer reviews, share photos and videos of your business and another kind of updates with your customers.
While filing of the information, be very careful. It should be accurate. If, in case, your business is in an area outside or your physical location, make sure you check the box that states, “I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location.”
Now comes the most crucial step, verification of your business. To verify your business, you have got two options, either you can get it done over the phone or by the postcard. Going for verification by postcard may take few weeks. However, if you will not verify, your business will not be appeared in the relevant listings.
Once registered, it is the time fill in as many details as you can so that the Google can know who you truly are.
Once filled all the details, go to your new Google+ Business page and fill the rest of the fields. Now, this is the place where you must spend some serious time. Provide all the necessary resources so that they are thoughtful, well-defined, well-worded content. This is the information that Google pulls when it searches.
You can find numerous fields where you can fill in all the important information related to your business in your Google+ Business page profile. Do not forget to fill all the areas. Moreover, Google loves images, so it would be great if you provide some of the high-quality images related to your business and products. Doing so will help in boosting your business over the search results.
So, these were the steps through which you can create your Google+ Business Page. Go ahead and create yours so that all of your customers can visit your business.