Google Location Verification
The first step to managing your data on Google is claiming your business via Google My Business (GMB). Once you have claimed your business following Google’s steps, you will need to complete a Google location verification to prove that the business is yours. The claiming and verification process differs slightly depending on whether your business has fewer than 10 locations, or more than 10 locations.
Once you have claimed your business, you will need to verify its accuracy with Google and confirm that you are the owner. Depending on your business type, you may have up to three options for location verification, including by mail, by phone, and instant verification through Google’s Search Console. Not all options are available for all businesses.
Verify By Mail
Click MAIL to have a verification postcard mailed to your business
Assign at least one person at your place of business to be on the look out for the postcard. Most failed verifications are the result of either bad phone numbers, missed phone calls, or lost or misplaced postcards
When your postcard arrives enter the code on the postcard in your GMB dashboard
Verify By Phone
Make sure that you have access to the business phone number that you provided to receive your verification code
Click VERIFY BY PHONE to have the code sent to your phone
Enter the code from the message in your GMB dashboard
If your business’s website is verified with Google Search Console you may be instantly verified
Make sure you are signed into GMB with the same account you used to verify your website
Want more tips on how to manage your GMB listings through Yext? Check out The Yext Guide To Google My Business.