Most people nowadays know what Google Maps is, but if you don’t here’s a quick run-down. Launched in June 2005, Google Maps is a web mapping service that uses the technology of Google.
It allows you to find just about any place in the world – from National Parks and monuments, to your own house. With the addition of Google Streetview in 2007, users can now view images of many the streets displayed on Google Maps.
Today, it’s important for your business to be listed on Google Maps. With so many people using them to find their way around, it will make it far easier for people to locate you! The only catch is that you will need a Gmail account in order to set this up, so make sure you have one first.
Step 1: Go to Google. Click on the Tab at the top called Maps.
Step 2: Go to the link on the left hand side that says, “Put your business on Google Maps“.
Step 3: At this point, you’ll need to login to Gmail. Once you’re logged in, you’ll need to fill in a form giving your business information.
Step 4: Below the basic info, you can specify which areas your business serves & whether you do call-outs. You can detail your operating hours and payment policies. You can also upload photos and videos if you wish.
Step 5: Once you’re happy that all the information is correct, then you can press Submit.
Step 6: Google will then ask you to verify the information given by allowing them to phone or SMS you at the phone number you’ve provided. Once you’ve ticked your option. They will call or SMS with a PIN code.
Step 7: Enter your PIN code on the following screen and your process is complete.
Note: It may take up to a week for your new listing to appear on Google Maps. You can get more info and Help at Google Places Help.