Once you create a business, and create a corresponding website, the first next and most critical part is to market, promote and make it visible and present to as many as possible and hence we are here learning steps of SEO as one of the ways to do it.
Next to what we have learnt till now as steps and parts of SEO, is how to mark the presence of your website on Google maps. This is easy, simple and free and can be done on the page called Google Places which is now known as Google maps.
Though this is quite easy to do but still at the beginning of a business and website, when it’s new and fresh, the information-date and history available about it is very low and less. Hence verification is very critical to bring the credibility and trust initially. This is a step which verifies the presence well.
This free facility comes as a component of Google My Business and covers the presence on all Google platforms for your webpage.
- Signing up with Google account:
As a self explanatory fact, you have to first create a Google account which by now till this step you must have created already. Given that it’s there already with your own login credentials, next steps are as follows here.
- Open Google my business page
Following step is to go to ‘Google My Business’ page here which can be found on Google products page containing all of its products and services. (https://www.google.com/business/?ppsrc=GPDA2)
- Registering your business
The page asks for few inputs like website and business name, and other details. Just follow the next steps there and you would be soon able to finish the submission of your webpage on the portal.
- Verification of your information
Once the above step is confirmed and completed, there would an option asking you to verify your submission by you choosing either a call verification or a mail verification. This would be done through a 6 digit code which you would receive on your given choice of mode, and once you enter the same, you would be verified for your website. This completes the verification and you are now good to go and present globally on Google.
Despite your presence on Google maps, the step of registering on Google+ is critical because it does provide additional information and data about the webpage. It facilitates addition of the business hours, services being provided, share activities etc and acts as a platform containing all recent happenings and news about your business. This makes your Google presence holistic and captures a good optimisation work required itself.
This is most critical step achieved as this marks first and initial online presence of your business and this information would be exposed to and used by all your clients here on .