How to Verify a Google My Business Listing

How to Verify a Google My Business Listing

Now that you’ve claimed your business on Google, it’s time to verify that you own the listing in order to make changes to it and increase its visibility. By verifying your business, you are confirming with Google that your business is real and that they are not directing users to a false or irrelevant listing. Everything Google decides to do goes back to providing the best quality content and experiences for users. Without verifying your GMB listing, your business will not appear on Google Maps or in local search results, and any updates you make will not be published.

Methods of Verifying Your Business on Google

So, how do you verify a business listing? There are five options when it comes to verifying your business on Google. However, some options are only available to select businesses. When going through the GMB verification process, you will only be presented with the options that are distinctly available to you.

  1. Verify by mail/postcard — This is the most commonly used option during GMB verification because it is the only option that is always available to every business. However, most postcards will not arrive in the mail for up to 5–7 days, making it the longest waiting option. Once you’ve received the postcard in the mail, log in to your GMB dashboard and use the 5-digit code to verify your business.

Verify Your Business with ASAPmaps

Now that we have given you all of the information needed to add, claim, and verify a business listing, you should be all set to get your listing up and running. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, feel free to give ASAPmaps a try! Not only can we help with this process, but we can also manage and optimize your Google My Business listing with little to no time or effort from you! If this is something you may be interested in, get started with ASAPmaps today.

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