If you have a business that serves people locally, one of the most important things that you can do to be successful on the web is to set up a Google My Business Profile. Let’s jump right in!

Go to business.google.com. You will see a button that says Manage Now, and you will want to click that.

Once you’re there, you will see a page where you can type in your business name or add your business to Google. Type your business name in the first option; if it does not show up, click where it says to add your business to Google.

After you have typed in your business name, you will click the Next button to continue on.

 

The next screen will ask what category your business fits into. You can change or add to this later. Once you have added your business category, click Next.

Once you’re on the next screen, you will be asked if you want to add a location for your business. If you have a physical location, you will want to add it so customers can know where to find you! After you have chosen yes or no, click Next. If you chose Yes, you will enter the address for your location on the next screen, as well as a few other details on following screens as you continue to click Next. If you chose no, you will skip that step.

On the next screen, you will be asked where you serve your customers. You can change or add to this later. As always, click Next when you are finished.

The next section will ask what region your business is based in. Once you have filled this in, click Next.

 

Once you’re on the next page, you will add your contact information such as your phone number and website. After all of your contact information is filled out, click Next.

On the last page, you will see some tips to use when managing your business on Google. Click the Finish button and now you know how to set up your Google My Business Profile!