Add or claim your business listing – Computer – ABOUT MAG 2020


To add your business information for Google Maps, Search and other Google properties, create a Business Profile on Google (or get access to one, if any). Use Google My Business for free to manage how your business information appears on Google, including Search and Maps.

Add your business listing through Google My Business

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Sign in to your Google Account or create one. Then click Next.
    • Sign up for your company’s email domain, as this account will be for your chain. Enter the name of your company or chain. You can also select your chain from the suggestions that appear as you type (if applicable).
  3. Enter the address of your company or chain. You may also be asked to place a marker at your chain’s branch location on a map. If your business does not have a physical location, but works in a service area, you can list the area. Then click Next.
  4. Choose whether you want your business location to appear on Google Maps.
    • If you serve customers at your business address:
      1. Insert your professional address.
      2. Click Next.
        Tip: If you also serve customers outside your business address, you can also list your service areas.
    • If you don’t serve customers at your business address:
      1. Insert your professional address.
      2. At the bottom, click I deliver goods and services to my clients and then Next.
      3. List your service areas and click Next.
  5. Search and select a business category. You can also choose a more specific category, as appropriate. Then click Next.
  6. Enter a phone number or website URL for your chain and click finish.
    Tip: You will also have the option to create a free website based on your information. It is recommended that you provide the individual phone number or store page for each location, rather than a single centralized call center.
  7. Select a verification option.
    • To check later, click Confirm later and then Later. If you are not authorized to manage the chain’s business profile, find the person in your organization who is authorized and continue the process.

Tip: If you see a page that says “This listing has already been claimed”, click Request access. Then, follow the instructions to claim your business. Learn more about requesting ownership.

Add your business using Google Maps

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google Maps.
  2. You can add your business in three ways:
    • Type your address in the search bar. On the left, in the commercial profile, click Add your company.
    • Right-click anywhere on the map. Then click Add your company.
    • In the top left corner, click Menu Menuand then Add your company.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete signing up for Google My Business.

Claim your business through Google Maps

  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. In the search bar, enter your company name.
  3. Click on the company name and choose the correct one.
  4. Click Claim this business and then Manage now.
    • To choose a different business, click I own or manage another company.
  5. Select a verification option and follow the steps on the screen.

Paula Fonseca