How to Start Using Google My Business

You might already be familiar with the many benefits of using Google My Business for your print shop. We covered the advantages in our last article. At this point you’re probably curious about how to start using this free marketing tool that so many business owners are already using.

It may seem intimidating to start using Google My Business, but this guide is dedicated to helping you begin right now. It lays out 4 steps that take you from setting up your listing to monitoring it in the long run, so that you can get more print customers.

Let’s get started.

What you’ll need:

  • Google Account
  • Physical print shop
  • Computer (you can do this on mobile too but our tutorial uses a PC)

How to Use Google My Business

  1. Add or claim your business on Google
  2. Optimize your listing on Google
  3. Respond to reviews
  4. Monitor your business insights

Add or claim your business on Google

Begin by logging into your Google Account (use the primary Gmail account for your print shop). Once you’re logged in, search for your business on Google.

Found your business? Claim your business listing.

Didn’t find my business? Create a Google My Business listing.

Read on to find out how to do this.

How to claim a business listing on Google My Business

  1. Click “Own this business?”
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen
  3. Select a verification method
  4. Verify using the method you have selected (can take several days if you chose postcard verification)