To manage Google Maps, complete the following steps:
1. Verify Your Business
The first step is to verify your business with Google. By verifying your business, you are letting Google know that you are the business owner and you have the ability to manage your business information. If you have multiple locations, you will need to verify each location separately.
2. Claim Your Business
After you verify your business, you will need to claim your business. By claiming your business, you will gain access to the dashboard where you can manage your business information.
3. Optimize Your Listing
Once you have verified and claimed your business, it is time to optimize your listing. This includes adding photos, hours of operation, description, and more. You will also want to make sure your NAP (Name, Address, Phone number) is consistent across the web.
4. Respond to Reviews
One of the most important aspects of managing your Google My Business listing is responding to reviews. This shows potential customers that you are active and care about your business.
5. Monitor Insights
Google My Business also provides insights about your listing. This includes how customers find your business, how often they view your listing, and more. This information can be helpful in understanding how customers interact with your business online.