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Google My Business Checklist

Last updated on October 16, 2020
Key Takeaways

  • Ensure your business listing is claimed and verified - and what to do if it isn't.
  • Key business information to include to optimize your listing.
  • Tips on how to maintain your listing and make it work for you in the long term.
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Update March, 27, 2020: Google My Business (GMB) will be experiencing limited functionality due to COVID-19. Temporary product changes will affect: Business Information edits, new listings or claims, and reviews and Q&A. For more information on this change please visit Google’s support center or check out our COVID-19 Google My Business Checklist (updated July 2020)

Google My Business is a vital tool to help customers find your company in search engines and ultimately book with you. GMB displays important information about your business including location, hours, reviews, and pictures. It helps searchers get to know your business right in the search engine results pages (SERPs), which is crucial for local SEO and mobile searches.

Whether you’re setting up your GMB for the first time, or making improvements to optimize your existing page, follow this checklist to make sure you’ve covered all your bases!

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    Create, Claim, & Verify Your Listing

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    Optimize Your GMB Page

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    Maintain Your GMB Page

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Your GMB profile is easy to maintain and it helps your site rank in searches on a variety of Google platforms and features. Make sure you check your account frequently to keep it updated, stay on top of recent reviews, and check on any suggested edits submitted by other users. Whenever your profile needs a refresh, just go through this checklist!

For detailed and step-by-step instructions on GMB, check out our GMB guide. To learn more about how to maximize GMB for sales and learn even more tips and tricks, view our in-depth GMB and Reserve With Google webinar. 

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