Information Required for a Complete Google My Business Listing

Every day many people ask me what information I need to do to create a Google My Business profile, to help those and anyone else looking for what general knowledge is required to create a Google My Business profile.


What is Google My Business?


Google Business Profile formally called Google My Business (GMB) is one of the best local search ranking factors.

Having a Google Business Profile gives you access to rank in local searches and show your business on Google Maps. If you are a local business you must have a Google Business Listing.

If you don't have a GMB profile, then learn how to make one from this video, and all the information you need for GMB is mentioned below



What Information is Required to Create (GMB) Google Business Listing? 


To create a Google Business Listing, there are certain guidelines and important pieces of information you need to know. First, ensure your business meets Google's eligibility criteria, which can be found in the Google My Business Documentation.


If your business qualifies for a Business Profile on Google, you'll need to provide the following key details to set up your Business Profile and make it visible to everyone on Google:

  • Business Name
  • Categories
  • Business Address / Service Area
  • Business Hours and Days
  • Website / Landing Page URL
  • Business Phone Number
  • Description
  • Business Attributes
  • Business Images / Videos

By carefully providing this information, you can optimize your Google Business Listing and improve its visibility to potential customers.


Let's Go Deep With The Requirments.


Information Required to Create a New Google My Business

  • Business Name


Enter the official name of your business, a business name is a name your business is known by for Google Business Listing you need a business name. if you have a registered business name you can also use that. 

If you want to add your service to your business name you can add like - Mike Bike Repair Services 

  • Business Categories


Specify the relevant categories that best describe your business - For Google Business Listing, Category is one of the most important factors and one of the top ranking factors for GMB Ranking you must use the correct business category to take full advantage of Google My Business.

You can change your business Category anytime with Google Business Listing.



GMB Business Address and Service Area

  • Business Address / Service Area

According to Google -  
If your business either has a physical location that customers can visit, or travels to customers where they are, you can create a Business Profile on Google

Provide your physical address or service area if you offer services at customers' locations. You need a business location or service area for creating a Google Business Listing and also an address to verify Google My Business listing.


Service Area - if you have a service-based business (plumbing repair, mechanic) you can make a Google Listing with the service area mentioned in your Google Business Listing.



Note -
For any type of  Google My Business Listing you need to verify your listing before Google make it live for public. 

Business Hours and Days

  • Business Hours and Days


Set your business's operating hours and the days you are open - Your business hours are one of the most important. Why? If your business hours are listed on your My Google Business, users are more likely to trust your service.

It also helps the local users find your business's working time to reach you at the correct time to access products and services offered by your business.


  • Website / Landing Page URL


Include the URL of your website or a specific landing page - A landing page/website increases your chances of more clicks from the search when the user wants to know about your listing. You can also use Google Sites / Blogger or your Social Media page for your website. 


GMB Business Phone Number

  • Business Phone Number


Provide a contact number for customers to reach you - Having a business phone number will allow users to directly call your business, leading to better customer service and satisfaction. 

With a business phone number, you can verify your Google My Business listing.

  • Business Description


Write a concise & compelling description of your business, highlighting its unique features - Your business description is a crucial part of your Google listing. having a description is a quick overview of you what your company is what you do, what makes it unique or what its USP, products or services you offer.
 

A business description helps search engines learn about you and rank you for local queries. Read more on How to write a business description.

Business Attributes

  • Business Attributes

Specify additional attributes that define your business, such as wheelchair accessibility, Wi-Fi availability, or outdoor seating -  Business Attributes are now available only in Google Business Listing, which helps you show customers know details about your business. Also, your business attributes help your business stand out online. 

With business attributes, you can share the uniqueness of your business like Wi-Fi services, Outdoor Seating, LGBTQ Friendly and more about your business.



GMB Business Images Videos section

  • Business Images / Videos 


Enhance your profile by adding high-quality images and engaging videos showcasing your products, services, or premises - Having images in your business gives your user a view of what your business looks like from the 
outside or inside. 

It also helps them find your business location if your location is miss match Google Maps.



Google My Business Reference Videos.







Summary


Having a Business Profile on Google is easy, Only some businesses need all the information, some business only needs what they want to show to users and some need to show all the information to make a good relationship with the users.

But Google recommends using all the information that you have, it helps them boost your business in search and help the local customers find you and all they want to connect with you.

The business information works like this, If you have a restaurant you must show users what your business looks like, what food you have how it looks and the cost.