Google Places

Google Places

Summary

How to register your company and website with Google Places and receive a map pin in your local search.

What Is Google Places

Google places is a location based search on Google, accompanied by a map of the region being researched. Appearing on these results is important, particularly for those businesses which operate in very specific areas, such as an Electrician or Hairdresser.

What Will I Need To Register With Google Places

  • A Google account. If you don’t already have an account and require help in setting one up Click Here.
  • A valid UK business address.

How To Register With Google Places

1.    Go to the web address - http://www.google.com/places

2.    Click the button on the right ‘Get started now’.

3.    Log in to your Google account.

4.    Select your country.

5.    Input your business phone number.

6.    Click ‘Find business information’.

7.    Fill in the requested fields making sure that you supply as much information as possible.

8.    Click ‘Submit’ at the bottom of the page.

9.    Check your address and edit the contact name if required.

10.  Once you have read the terms and conditions click ‘Finish’.
 

Within two weeks you will receive a postcard in the post with an authorisation code and the final instructions to make your ‘Google Places’ listing live. All you will need to do once received is:
 

1.    Go to the web address - http://www.google.com/places

2.    Click the button on the right ‘Get started now’.

3.    Log in to your Google account.

4.    Under the heading ‘Your Businesses’ you will see an available box to enter your pin.

Once the verification process is complete it can take a further 2-4 weeks to show. The is an example of how your listing will appear when finalised.

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It is important to note that this process is longer than most people expect it to be so please be patient. If you do not receive your postcard from Google within two weeks then log back into your account and request another pin be issued.

1.    Go to the web address - http://www.google.com/places

2.    Click the button on the right ‘Get started now’.

3.    Log in to your Google account.

4.    Under the heading ‘Your Businesses’ you will see an available box to enter your pin.

5.    Below this is a link to ‘Request another PIN’. Click this link.

 

 

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