How Can I Add a New Listing?
When you are ready to begin, go to the Google Places for Business website (see link in the References section at the end of this article) and log in using your existing Google account. If you do not have an account, or want to be able to share access with others in your organizat ion, sign up for a new Google account by clicking the Sign Up For an Account Now link.
Once you are signed up and signed in, go to the Google Places for Business home page and click on Add New Business. Enter your 10-digit business phone number and click on Find Business Information to search to see if Google already has a general listing for your company. If your business is listed, click the Edit button to add your custom listing. If it is not listed, click on the Add New Business button. You will see the Basic Information form once you click Add, Edit or if there is no listing associated with your number.
Fill in the form with as much information as possible. While only some of the fields are actually required, the more information you offer, the more potential customers can learn about your products or services. Complete the Service Areas and Location Settings section, noting whether your business provide services to locations in a certain area or customers come to your location. If you choose the former option, fill in details about the areas you serve.
Scroll down the page and enter as much additional information as you wish, such as your hours of operations, payment options, photos and videos or custom details. When your listing is complete, click the Submit button.
Choose a verification method, such as By Postcard, By Phone or By SMS, and click Finish. Once you have verified the listing, it will be available to customers, although it may take up to 24 hours for the verified listing to appear.