How to Claim Your Google Business Listing

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