Google My Business

Google My Business (GMB) is a tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search Engine Result Pages (SERP) and Google Maps.

Google My Business (GMB)

Google’s SERP returns this data in Local Pack of three listings.

  1. Make sure you have a standard Google Account for your business.  This is generally done by creating a Google email account.
  2. Make sure you have a Business Profile.  You may have to create one or pick an existing profile from the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) or Google Maps.
  3. Create a Google My Business account.
  4. Request to claim your Business Profile.  This can be done via phone or mail.
  5. Verify ownership of your business.

Here are 6 steps to get your GMB rankings improved:

  1. Claim & update your Google My Business (GMB) listing.  Use consistent NAP (name, address, phone) information.
  2. Use keywords (but do not stuff) your customers are searching for businesses and organizations like yours.
  3. Freshen your website and make it mobile friendly.
  4. Get your local citations corrected and conistent.
  5. Get reviews on GMB, Yelp and other professional sites.
  6. Update your online content with high-volume keywords and images.

Yes !

Once a week is a good start.

Hashtags are designed for social media and websites.

That varies, but generally, after you have claimed and verified the business or organization, anywhere between 2 to 14 days is a good gauge.


Reviews are integral part of GMB.

  • Business name
  • Category
  • Address
  • Service area
  • Hours
  • Phone
  • Website
  • Attributes
  • Photos
  • Opening date
  • Menu/Services (limited availability)
  • Check-in and check-out times (hotels only)
  • Hotel information (hotels only)
  • Book Appointments

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