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How to claim Google My Business Profile

Google My Business

Google My Business (GMB) is a new kind of digital directory that serves the whole world.

Your Google My Business profile can do so much more than you can think business-wise.

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The best part about it is that it is 100 percent FREE as of now.

However, many businesses especially in Africa have not claimed their businesses from Google that’s why Hyperango is coming out to help small and medium-sized businesses in Uganda to do so quickly.

Why claim your Google My Business Profile?

Google My Business is the new FREE digital business directory you must utilize to post your business and search for other businesses, products, and services either in your local area or overseas.

So if you’re missing or have a dormant profile on GMB, then you’re missing a lot. Better get started now!

GMB makes it pretty simple for customers to discover, learn about, and contact your business. Therefore, if you want to stay relevant, better optimize your Google My Business Profile.

GMB is now a cornerstone of Local Search Engine Optimization. Many times when a person searches for a key phrase, Google has allocated a section for local businesses before bringing in businesses from other parts of the world.

Setting up your Google My Business profile

Step 1:
Set up a new Google Account (Gmail) and if you already have one, please have your login details handy with you.

Step 2:
Go to google.com/business and click Manage Now

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You will be asked to Sign in using your Google account you created in step 1.

Google Account Sign-in

Step 3:
After signing in, follow the prompts to input your business basic information (name, category, address, phone number, website) about your business.

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Step 4:
Then, you’ll be required to verify your account by submitting a code that is mailed to your business address. This step is mandatory to open up all GMB features.

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But don’t stop there. You’re not done!

Many businesses make a mistake. They claim their Google My Business account, add the mandatory details, and abandon their profiles then.

When you abandon your Google My Business, you’re leaving money on the table.

You need to optimize it.

Step 5:
After your company information is added, you can access your dashboard to start personalizing your listing.

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When leveraged correctly, Google My Business will lead to increased sales and improved customer loyalty.

Here is a piece of advice about optimizing your Google My Business Profile to make more money for your business.

Ensure your information is accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date.

There are many different parts of your Google My Business listing, so start with your core business information:

Name, Address, Phone Number, Website, Description, Category, Attributes

Are you a bit confused? Contact Hyperango to help you claim, setup and optimize your GMB profile in a very short period of time.

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