These days, with the advancement of technology, you should be aware that Google offers a wonderful service for businesses that allows users of Google search to easily find the location and contact information for your company as well as any other pertinent information that they would find in the page jaune. Nearly every business in the world is listed on Google Maps, but- as a business owner- you can claim your listing in order to update/correct information as necessary. In order to fully take advantage of this service, you should consider claiming your listing so that you can add/update contact info, and include other info such as hours, menu, a link to your website, and any special offers you happen to be running. Here are the steps for doing this:
Start by opening up Google and searching for Google Places. Then, click on the best link. You will either be taken to a general info screen or straight to Google Maps, depending upon whether you are a Google user and your most recent activity on Google. If you do have an account, simply use your information and get logged in. If you don’t have an account, you’ll need to register it in order to maintain your listing.
Click on the link that says “Add New Business” and then fill out your business name and contact info- including address, telephone number, and website (if you have one). Then, click “Next.” On the following page, you’ll be able to add more info such as your hours, options for payment, videos and/or pictures of your business, and the category for your business. Once you have done all of this, click on the button that says “Submit.”
Now you will pick a verification method- you can get a phone call from Google to the phone number on your listing or you can have a post card sent to the business to verify that you are actually affiliated with the business that you are trying to claim. Google will give you a pin number to be entered into your listing account on the phone call or post card.
Once you receive it, enter this pin number into the area indicated on your Google Account page. Your business is now verified and you can change the info when you need/want to.Comments Off on Changing Your Online Phone Book Listing