How to create a Google Business listing for your restaurant

A 1 minute read, posted on 30th March 2023.

How to create a Google Business listing for your restaurant

These days, it's more important than ever for businesses to have a solid online presence.

While a strong website is a must, another great way to get noticed online is to creating a Google Business listing for your restaurant.

A Google Business listing is a free and easy way to get your restaurant to appear on Google Maps and Google Search results.

When someone searches for "restaurants near me," your listing can appear in the search results, making it easy for potential customers to find you.

How to create a Google Business listing for your restaurant:

  1. Creating a profile requires you to have a Google Account.
  2. Once you have an account, go to the Google Business Website and sign in with your Google account.
  3. First you'll need to search for your business. If it's already listed, you'll see a message saying, "Your business is already claimed." Click "Manage now" to start managing your listing.
  4. If your business isn't listed, click "Add a business" and follow the instructions.
  5. You'll be asked to provide basic information about your business, such as the company name, address, and phone number and of course, your website.
  6. You'll also be asked to select a category for your business. This is important as the right business category will help ensure that people find your business when searching for restaurants in your area.
  7. Once you've entered all the required information, click "Submit."
  8. Google will then send you a verification code, either in the mail or by email.
  9. Once you receive the code, enter it into your Google Business account to verify your business.

Once your business is verified, you can add more information to your listing, such as photos, links to your menus, and opening hours.

You can also respond to reviews and answer questions from potential customers.

Creating a Google Business listing is a great way to get your restaurant noticed by potential customers — and it's free!

Some additional tips for creating a successful Google Business listing:

  • Use high-quality photos of your restaurant and your food.
  • Make sure your hours of operation are accurate and up-to-date.
  • Respond to reviews promptly and professionally.
  • Encourage your customers to leave reviews for your restaurant.
  • Promote your Google Local Business listing on social media and other marketing channels.

By following these tips, you can create a Google Business listing that will help you attract more customers to your restaurant.

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