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Don’t Pay $250 to Get Listed in
        Google Maps
   The Six Step Guide to Listing Your
      Business on Google Maps
Step 1: Login into Google Local
Business Center




    http://google.com/localbusinesscenter
Step 2: Select “Add a new listing”
Step 3: Enter your business
information.
Step 4: Add additional business details.
•   Hours of operation
•   Payment options
•   Photos
•   Videos
•   Additional d...
Step 5: Validate Your Listing
• Validate your listing via
  phone or postcard.
• Select Finish & expect a
  phone call wit...
Step 6: Enter the verification pin.
• Enter you five digit
  verification pin.
• If you didn’t write or
  type it fast eno...
That’s it. But, there’s more available.
• Click on “Coupons” to
  create coupons for your
  business.
   – Coupons will sh...
Lions & tigers & bears, oh my: All the
statistics about your listing.
• Once listed, you can find
  out:
   – Impressions:...
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How to Get Your Business Listed on Google Maps

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Don't pay some so-called "SEO professional" $250 to get your business listed in Google Maps. Here's a simple, six step guide to getting your business listed in Google Maps.

More information about Google Maps and what inspired this post here: http://www.michaeljbarber.com/local-marketing/back-to-basics-listing-your-business-on-google-maps-why-it-matters/

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  1. 1. Don’t Pay $250 to Get Listed in Google Maps The Six Step Guide to Listing Your Business on Google Maps
  2. 2. Step 1: Login into Google Local Business Center http://google.com/localbusinesscenter
  3. 3. Step 2: Select “Add a new listing”
  4. 4. Step 3: Enter your business information.
  5. 5. Step 4: Add additional business details. • Hours of operation • Payment options • Photos • Videos • Additional details (i.e. parking, brands, etc)
  6. 6. Step 5: Validate Your Listing • Validate your listing via phone or postcard. • Select Finish & expect a phone call within seconds.
  7. 7. Step 6: Enter the verification pin. • Enter you five digit verification pin. • If you didn’t write or type it fast enough, simply press Request verification and Google will call you again.
  8. 8. That’s it. But, there’s more available. • Click on “Coupons” to create coupons for your business. – Coupons will show up on your business listing – Show them on Mobile phones too – Add images to coupons – Create expiration dates so you don’t have to worry about managing them – Select different locations where coupons are valid.
  9. 9. Lions & tigers & bears, oh my: All the statistics about your listing. • Once listed, you can find out: – Impressions: how many times your listing was shown. – Clicks: how many people clicked on your listing, more information, driving directions to your business and to your website. – View the top search queries that returned your listing – Find out where driving direction requests came from
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