How to setup Google My Business Account?

Updated on Sep 16, 2023

Head over to & click on "Manage now"

Manage Now Button on Google Business

Enter your Business Name and then click on "Continue"

Google Business Name Field

Select the type of business you own

Choose Business Type

And if you have an operational website or Shopify store where customers can purchase products, enter the website address for the next step

Website Address

For the next step, choose the Business category by selecting your niche from one of the available options in the dropdown

Business Category

Proceed to the next step to enter your Business Address. Ensure that it is as accurate as possible so that customers can easily find your business when it shows up in Google Places results

Enter your business address

You can also use the location marker in the next step to point to the exact location of your business

The next important step would be to add your phone number. It's advisable to add a contact number if you're a physical store or offer service appointments to customers

This is because adding a contact number would build trust with customers and also allow them to directly contact you which will increase the chances of a customer buying from you

Add Phone number for your business

And then finally once you're all set enable the checkbox if you'd like to receive tips from Google on improving the Google Business profile and click on "Continue"

Final Setup

Now for the verification process to let Google know that you are really the owner of the business for security concerns, you'll need to record a video by clicking on "Continue"

Verify your Google Business

Now just complete the steps as mentioned in the instructions to complete the verification process.

And then proceed to set the working hours of your business

Business working hours

And then finally decide if you want to accept direct messages from customers when they have inquiries and want to message you after finding your business from Google search results

Accepting messages from customers

And then in the next profile completion step, add the description of your business which people would find in the overview section of your Google Business

Business Description

Finally add images of your physical business location/office to help customers recognize your business and also for increasing credibility with potential customers

Images for Google Business

Congratulations! Now you're all set and your business is successfully registered and starts showing up whenever customers try to search for your business on Google

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