Ever searched google maps and seen a business listing pop up?
Those listings are a part of a free service called Google Places. Your places listing allows customer reviews, videos, and even a place for you to post updated special offers!
Start by going here to list your business. You will need to create a google account for this process if you don’t have one already.
Google will take you through some forms to fill out about your business. If you have an online business a lot of questions such as store hours won’t apply, but don’t worry you can just leave those blank. Note, they don’t like you to use your PO Box as your address. Here’s a quote directly from Google’s quality guidelines for creating a page:
“Do not create listings at locations where the business does not physically exist. P.O. Boxes are not considered accurate physical locations. Listings submitted with P.O. Box addresses will be removed”
In the end they’ll need to either call you or send you a postcard to verify your listing.