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Guide to putting your Colorado Springs business on Google Search & Maps

Apr 14, 2015, 16:44 PM | Published under Internet Marketing by Michael Hodgdon

Step-by-step guide to putting your Colorado Springs business on Google Search, Google my Business (the Google search pin) and Maps whether you have a website or not. Currently only 37% of Colorado Springs businesses have claimed their business and it is totally free.

Over the coming weeks Infront Webworks through our “badged Google Partnership” will be hosting free workshops to assist interested businesses to get Colorado Springs businesses on the google map, please follow this blog to keep informed on upcoming dates.

For those Colorado Springs Businesses interested in confirming your listing status, and either adding one or updating and or verifying a current Google Map Listing (Pin), please see the detailed instructions below.

Map Pins

1. Visit https://www.gybo.com/co/colorado-springs/business and search for your business to see if it appears on Google Search and Maps

 

Google Pins2. You will see if your business is on the map. If it’s complete, nice work! If it’s incomplete, click the button labeled “Complete Your Information.”

If your business isn’t on the map at all, click the button labeled “Let’s Get Started

 Your Business Info

3. If your business appears in the results, click on it. If not, click the link labeled “Add your business” under the last option, “None of these match.”

 

 

 

 

Put Your Business On Google4. Enter or edit your business details here. Select a category for your business. Don’t worry if you can’t find the perfect category— just choose something close. You can add more business details later

 5. Keep your residential address private, and/or add a service area to your business, by checking the box labeled “I deliver goods and services to my customers at their location.”

Then, specify the service area where you do business.

 

6. Agree to the Terms of Service and confirm that you are authorized to manage this business.

Verify Business Ownership7.Verify that you’re authorized to manage this business by entering a PIN number. To get your PIN, choose “Mail me my code,” or “Call me now,” if it’s available

8. If you chose “Mail me my code” you can add an optional contact name. Click the “Send postcard” button and keep an eye out for the postcard. It should arrive with your verification PIN code in 1-2 weeks.

 

 

9.Your business will appear as unverified until you enter the PIN. Click “Continue” to see your Google My Business Unverified Businessdashboard.

 

 

 

10. Edit your business information on the dashboard pictured below.

Google Dashboard

11. Click the pencil icons to edit your business information. Add a short description of your business, your operating hours, and other helpful information for your customers.

Editing Google Listing

12. From the dashboard, you can share updates on Google+ and Google.com. To start writing, click in the box that says “Share what’s new...”

Share Whats New

13. Read and respond to customer reviews about your business.

Google Reviews 

14. See how people interact with your business information across Google.If you use Google Analytics, see top metrics and access your account directly from the dashboard.

Google Views 

15. If you advertise with Google, see performance statistics and access your account directly from the dashboard.

Google Profile Clicks 

16. When your PIN arrives in the mail, head back to Google My Business by visiting www.google.com/mybusiness

17. Click the button labeled “Enter code.”

Enter Pin Code

Enter the PIN and click “Submit” to verify your business.

Congratulations, you set up Google My Business. Now your business can show up on Google Search and Maps.

For more information or for free Google Pin set up visit www.putcoloradospringsonthemap.com

 

 

About the Author

Mike is the Marketing & SEO Director at Infront Webworks. An online entrepreneur since 1997, he has owned or run website design / SEO, online marketing and internet advertising companies for over 15 years. Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Colorado Springs Business Journal and with projects featured in N.Y. Times, L.A. Times, he has a solid track record of successful online undertakings. He is a certified Yext Partner, Google Certified in Analytics, Tag Manager, AdWords, Online Display Advertising, Shopping and Video Advertising.

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