Bringing Up Your Business Listing
If you are creating a brand-new listing, you have to go through a couple of extra steps. If your business is already listed by Google, getting the listing onscreen is easier. In either case, follow these steps:
If you don't have one already, create a Google account.
You can use a personal Google account to create your business listing, but I recommend that you create an account specifically for use by the business. See Lesson 4, "Signing Up for a Google Account," for specifics.
- Try to find your business on Google Places, as described in Lesson 2. If you find it, skip to the next section, "Adding or Editing Basic Information." If you don't find your business on Google Places, go to the next step.
Open a web browser and go to the Google Places page at http://www.google.com/places.
The Google Places page appears, as shown in Figure 5.1. You will see this page only if you are not signed into a Google account that is associated with a business listed on Google Places. If so, go ahead and sign in.
Figure 5.1 Here's where you start your Google Places adventure.
Click the Add New Business button.
The Google Places page for adding basic business information appears. It's almost the same as the page for editing an existing listing. Both are described in the next section.