Frequently Asked Questions

Your Business Profile is Google’s term for your Google business listing. Business Profiles appear in Google Maps and in the local results of Google Search. … The Business Profile is then open to consumers to leave reviews, add photos, ask questions, and even answer questions.

More than just a local listing, your Business Profile lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. Manage now. (Bright Local)

More than just a local listing, your free Business Profile lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. Manage now. (Source Bright Local)
If your business is eligible for phone verification:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Go to Verify Click on your phone number.
  3. To get your verification code, make sure you can directly answer your business phone number or receive texts.
  4. Enter the code from the automated message or text. (Google Search)


A: Manage your Business Profile on Google Search.

If you own or manage a business, you can create and edit a free Business Profile for customers to find on Google Maps and Search. To create or claim a Business Profile, sign up for Google My Business.

To find your Business Profile, search on Google for your exact business name. You can also search for “my business.” If needed, to manage your Business Profile, select View profile.

A: The most common reason why your business isn’t showing up on Google Maps is because your business lacks location authority. If your GMB listing (location) lacks location authority, you will have to be in close proximity or standing directly at your business location to appear in Google Maps.

A. If any of the searches display a local map pack that looks anything like this – with the map and listings below, then that’s a search result provided by Google’s local algorithm, and you need Local SEO.Jul 2, 2019

  • Set up your Google Business Listing (if you haven’t yet). …
  • Choose a relevant, specific category. …
  • Load quality, high-resolution images. …
  • Make sure your information matches everywhere else. …
  • Use a local number. …
  • Avoid penalty-inducing offenses. …
  • Encourage reviews. …
  • Make sure your website and content is optimized for search

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GMB Optimization Kept Simple

Google has turned local search inside out by shifting its algorithms (Again) to publish more localized results. Local Business owners NEED to keep up, enhance, and optimize their business for mobile search.

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Engage with your customers! With a Google My Business account, you get more than a business listing. Your free Business Profile lets you easily connect with customers across Google Search. It’s a lead-generating machine! Learn how to claim and optimize your GMB listing

Local Maps Ranking

It’s more than a directory for directions. Ranking in Google My Business is a fast and effective way to promote your business online and to get easily found by your local audience when searched for target keywords, or a business niche. The objective is to rank higher than your competition!


The importance of customer reviews cannot be overstated. Reviews provide opportunities to prove your business’s worth and attract more new customers. People read reviews and check ratings of businesses on Google Maps before they ever decide to do business with you.

Directories & Links

Messy or outdated data on directories can negatively affect your local SEO ranking. Not every directory will offer the same value, if any. Directories linking from a high authority site make it relevant to local SEO. Some directories have transitioned beyond basic listings to detailed review sites.


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