How to Claim Your Google Business Listing

Tim Ridgely 27 March, 2016

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How do new customers find your restaurant? While word-of-mouth and referrals are powerful, more than likely, many customers find you via internet searches — that is, Google.

Claiming your business's listing on Google is the first step towards managing your online presence to drive business value. Here's how:

  1. Go to
  2. Click the Start Now button
  3. Sign in with your Google account, if you haven't already
  4. If prompted for your business type, select Storefront
  5. Search for your Business's name — it most likely will already be in Google's listing, unless you're very new

    (If the listing couldn't be found, you will have to enter your information manually)

  6. Verify that the information is correct, and select the Continue button
  7. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete validation. This will most likely use the Postcard option vor verification

What Now?

After claiming your listing, Google will send you a post card with further instructions and a verification code. Follow the instructions and enter the code, and you'll be verified!

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