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How to Set Up a Google Business Profile: Create Yours in Today

By | First Published: | Last Updated: 10 March, 2022

If you are a local business owner who wants more customers, you should set up a Google Business Profile (previously known as a Google My Business Listing).

What Is a Google Business Profile?

Your Google Business Profile is your most important business directory listing, followed by Bing Business Places and Apple Maps.

Yet, it is also much more.

Who Can Have a Google Business Profile?

1. Create a Google Account for Your Business

2. Sign in to Google Business Profile Manager

3. Add Your Business Name

4. Select Your Business Category

5. Choose a Store Address or a Business Service Area

Enter Your Address

6. Add the Contact Information for Your Business

Add Your Phone Number and Website Address

7. Verify Your Physical Address

Enter the Physical Postal Address of Your Business

7. Add Services to Your Business Profile Listing

7. Add Business Hours to Your Google Profile Listing

7. Add Business Hours to Your Google Profile Listing

8. Optionally Turn on Google Messages on Your Business Profile

9. Add a Business Description to Your Google Business Profile

10. Add Photos to Your Google Business Listing

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Shaun Killian (me) is a small business owner, who is passionate about helping other small businesses succeed. He has been working with website design since 2008. He is also an expert in digital marketing, including SEO, content marketing and email marketing. In a former life, Shaun was a school teacher and principal before a heart transplant and bilateral leg amputation led him in other directions.