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  • Writer's pictureRachel S

Listing in Google Maps

If you're a business then listing in Google Maps is incredibly important.

In a world where the majority of people are searching businesses near them on Google and Google maps, you need a listing in Google Maps.

If you're not an expert digital marketer you might be asking "what is a listing in Google Maps?". The answer is quite simple. It's a representation of a business on the Google Maps app or website that is maintained by either the Google user community or the business owner, or manager. A listing in Google maps contains information about a business such as:

  • Their business hours

  • Their website URL

  • Their phone number

  • The services they provide

  • The brands they sell

Basically, a listing in Google Maps is intended to give potential customers all the information they need to decide whether they want to buy from a business without leaving Google Maps.

If you already have a listing in Google Maps then you can edit your listing at

If your business isn't showing up on Google Maps listings yet then you'll want to add place to Google Maps immediately.

How To Add Place On Google Maps

It's pretty easy to add place on Google Maps if your business isn't showing up. Just go to then log in using your Google account, or create a Google account if you don't already have a Google account. Then, select the option to add a new business. Google will ask you to search for your business first to make sure it doesn't already exist. Once you follow the steps to add place in Google Maps Google will ask you to verify your business.

Depending on the type of business you manage, they may verify your business immediately, or by texting or calling you, or by mailing you a postcard with a 6-digit verification code on it. Once you receive the verification code just enter it into the prompt within where it says Verify Now.

How To Add Place In Google Maps

If you want to learn how to add place in Google Maps then you're in the right place, because you actually cannot add place in Google Maps. You need to log into regular Google Search and add your business there. Google will then automatically create your listing in Google Maps for you. Google has just one profile that they use for Google Search, Google Maps, Waze, and other directories they maintain.

If you have any questions about how to add place in Google Maps or how to create listing in Google Maps, or even Apple Maps business listings then email and we'll walk you through it.

If you don't want to worry about adding place in Google Maps, Apple Maps business listings, or getting your business listed on all the important directories then check out Merchynt - they can automatically create listings for you and optimize your online listings, making your business show up at the top of Google Maps and all other search platforms.


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