Creating a Google My Business account is a very important step in generating more leads gaining new customers. A Google My Business (GMB) listing also helps your business become visible in in Google search results and on Google Maps views.

If you haven't created a GMB listing yet, here's how you can do it:


1. Go to Google Business Profile - Get Listed on Google

google.com/business

2. You will be taken a scree that should look similar to this

You will be taken a scree that should look similar to this

3. Click on Manage now from top right corner

Click on Manage now from top right corner

4. Type your business name in the search bar to see if a google listing already exists, in which case you will need to verify and claim the business

Type your business name in the search bar to see if a google listing already exists, in which case you will need to verify and claim the business

5. Click on Add your business to Google

Click on Add your business to Google

6. Click on Create profile…

Click on Create profile…

7. Enter your business name

this must be what your customer facing business name is as well as what is on your website

Enter your business name

8. for category, type "Gym" or "Fitness" or however you want to be categorized

for category, type

9. select your category from the list that most closely resembles your business

select your category from the list that most closely resembles your business

10. Click on Next

Click on Next

11. Select yes or no to the next several questions

Select yes or no to the next several questions

12. Complete the actual physical address where your gym is located

Complete the actual physical address where your gym is located

13. Click on Next

Click on Next

14. If you have a listing on Google it will ask you to select it from the list, if not...

If you have a listing on Google it will ask you to select it from the list, if not...

15. Click on None of these

Click on None of these

16. Continue to answer the questions from Google that pertain to your business

Continue to answer the questions from Google that pertain to your business

17. Add your Gym's phone number (direct line) and website address (domain name is fine)

Add your Gym's phone number (direct line) and website address (domain name is fine)

18. Click on Verify…

Click on Verify…

19. Click on Text or call

Click on Text or call

20. Type "943826"

Type

21. Click on Verify

Click on Verify

22. If you entered the code properly, you will get an "Accepted" page

If you entered the code properly, you will get an

23. Click on Next

Click on Next

24. Click on Add your services

Click on Add your services

25. select all of the sub categories that fit your business model

select all of the sub categories that fit your business model

26. Click on the boxes to add them

Note: these sub categories help with your google rankings in search inquiries

Click on the boxes to add them

27. Click on Next after you select all of the sub categories

Click on Next after you select all of the sub categories

28. Add your business hours

Add your business hours

29. Click on Opens at

Click on Opens at

30. Click on option

Click on option

31. Click on Closes at

Click on Closes at

32. Click on option

Click on option

33. Click on Next

Click on Next

34. This option allows customers to send your business messages using Google

This option allows customers to send your business messages using Google

35. Click on Next

Click on Next

36. Give a description of your services. This is a good place to add a mission and vision statements and explain your "Why"

Give a description of your services. This is a good place to add a mission and vision statements and explain your

37. Click on Next

Click on Next

38. add photos to your listing

add photos to your listing

39. Click continue

Click continue

40. Notice on Google you will get this notice while your business continues to be verified

This step can take 7-10 business days if it is a new listing

Notice on Google you will get this notice while your business continues to be verified

41. click learn more to read about the verification process

click learn more to read about the verification process

42. You can read more about the process here

https://support.google.com/business/answer/10893207?p=search_verification_review&hl=en&visit_id=637817625063062703-1402056637&rd=1

You can read more about the process here

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