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Why Do You Need Google Business Profile Listing For Your Restaurant?

Google Maps has been transformed over time from a simple virtual map to a place where you can discover new areas, explore local businesses, and plan your precise commute. It has created a strong community of people encouraging them to write reviews of businesses so that people can make the right choices.

Google Business Profile listing can be a great platform for your restaurant as it allows customers to give feedback and reviews about your business. In this way, you receive an honest assessment of your restaurant business that helps you in future improvements. In addition to this, it assists users in finding your company and makes it easy for them to contact you. It also encourages visitors to come to your restaurant or visit your website.

These listings and reviews affect the restaurant industry the most as people have a tendency of reading and relying on reviews before they visit a particular restaurant. Hence, it is critical to list your business on Google Maps.

So, Let’s Look At How To Add Your Business On Google Maps

There are three ways to add your business to Google Business Profile: 

1. Add your business to Google Business Profile

  • Step 1: Go to Google Business Profile and sign in
  • Step 2: If you have a Google Account, sign in with it (or create one). It’s best to use your company’s email address for this
  • Step 3: Click Next after entering your company’s (or chain’s) name and category. You may be requested to place your business on the map with a pin at this point – go for it! 
  • Step 4: Fill up your company’s address
  • Step 5: You’ll be given the choice to home deliver the consumers within a specific radius, this is handy
  • Step 6: Finish by entering your website address and phone number
  • Step 7: Complete the verification steps
  • Step 8: Fill in the blanks with your services (there are a bunch of existing services to choose from, but you can create custom services, too)
  • Step 9: Add your business hours (don’t skip this step)
  • Step 10: If you’re requested to add messaging, it’s probably best to ignore it for the time being. It’s simply a free Google tool that allows customers to contact you through GMB… but it’s yet more communication to keep care of. For the time being, the presence of your website address is more crucial. 
  • Step 11: Write a brief description of your company. You only have about 750 characters, so be succinct, but remember to include your key search terms 
  • Step 12: Include images of your company. You can add a number of these, and we recommend that you do so to really highlight what makes your facility unique. That concludes the discussion. Google Business Profile and Google Maps listings for your business will begin to emerge soon. 
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2. Another option to add your Business

  • Step 1: Go to Google Maps and sign in
  • Step 2: Select one of the following options:
    1) In the search bar, type in your company’s address. You should see an option to ‘Add Your Business’ on the left
    2) Select ‘Add your business’ from the drop-down menu on the Google map by right-clicking anywhere on the map
    3) Select ‘Add your business’ from the top-left menu item (three horizontal lines)
  • Step 3: Finish the setting of your GMB listing by following the on-screen directions
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3. Claiming your pre-existing listing on Google Business Profile

  • Step 1: Open Google Maps first
  • Step 2: Use the search bar to look for your company 
  • Step 3: From the list, pick your business (but make sure it’s the proper one)
  • Step 4: Next, click ‘Claim this business,’ then ‘Manage now’
  • Step 5: Choose a verification option and follow the steps on the screen

Claiming ownership of the company should not take long if you can prove your identity. It may be argued in some cases, but if you’re the legal owner of the company, you should always come out on top.

As Google Maps’ capabilities and features grow, so does its value as a marketing tool for businesses. Above all, there are strategies to enhance your business profile to take advantage of the Google Maps benefits stated above. 

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It’s time to put Google Maps to work for you!

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Fatema Rasiwala
Fatema Rasiwala
Content writer at Petpooja


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