How to list your business with multiple branches on Google

Most netizens' first online stop when searching for a service provider is Google. Are you there?

What is Google My Business?

Google My Business (GMB) is a free tool that lets you manage how your business appears on Google Search and Maps. That includes adding your business name, location, and hours; monitoring and replying to customer reviews; adding photos; learning where and how people are searching for you, and more.

Why should you have a GMB listing?

GMB is necessary for a growing business like yours because when people search for a product or service near them, they're usually very close to making a purchase -- one in two people who conduct a local search visit a store that day. Today, a well-maintained GMB listing remains a vital source of traffic and, ultimately, revenue – especially for businesses competing for location-specific keywords. So it's important the information about your business that shows up when people search Google is as accurate, complete, and optimized as possible.

Is GMB free?

GMB is completely free to use.

How to create a GMB listing

Step 1: Log into the Google Account you want associated with your business (or create a Google Account if you don’t already have one).

Step 2: Go to google.com/business and select “Start now” in the top right-hand corner.

Step 3: Enter your business name.