Google My Business — Getting Started

Connie Ragen Green
7 min readDec 17, 2020

A Google My Business Listing Checklist and Optimization Guide

Connie Ragen Green — Google My Business — Getting Started

Showing up at the very top of a Google search can mean money in the bank due to the fact that more than 30% of all clicks go to the first result listed (not including ads). As a local business, showing up in the top three listings is an opportunity to stand head and shoulders above your competitors. It’s also a way for you to beat all of those directory-listing services trying to get your customer’s attention. When it’s all said and done, your Google My Business listing is only as good as the content you post and optimize.

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To ensure you’re getting the most out of your My Business listing, make sure that you’re optimizing your information by doing the following:

  • Enter your business location The format should be your business name, your physical address, and your phone number (it is important to keep this the same across all listings and update it whenever it changes).
  • List your official website on your Google My Business listing. This will help Google improve its search results and display your listing for more Google users.



Connie Ragen Green

Online marketing strategist, author, speaker, and publisher working with entrepreneurs on six continents.