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Review Your Google My Business Listing

If you have a Google My Business listing, it is important that you periodically review that information to ensure that Google users have an accurate first impression of your business. Google My Business listings include a collection of contact information, reviews, and photos that pop up on the right-hand side of the Google search results page when someone Googles your business name.

Here are the steps we would suggest taking:

  1. Google your business name to view your listing.
  2. Claim your listing, if you haven’t yet, by clicking the “Claim this business” link on the listing. The claiming process can take time, so even if your information is accurate, you’ll likely want to claim your business so that you can make changes swiftly in the future.
  3. Ensure that the basic factual information (location, phone, hours, website) is correct.
  4. If you like, upload additional photos to better express your business.

If you don’t currently have a listing, you may be able to create one -- even if you are a mobile or online-only business! You can visit the Google My Business home page to get started.

If you are a business without a brick-and-mortar location, Google offers directions on how to define your service areas on their Service-area businesses on Google page.

Given the vast number of people using Google to search the web, it’s key to make sure that Google is offering its users the correct information about your business.

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