Boost your business's visibility and credibility by verifying your Google Business Profile (GBP). In this comprehensive guide, we will discuss the importance of GBP verification, different methods to verify your business with Google, tips for resolving verification issues, and a useful tool to manage your local marketing performance. We will finish the article with Frequently Asked Questions to cover any additional queries. Stay with us to unlock the full potential of your Google Business Profile.
Verifying your GBP offers numerous benefits, including:
A verified GBP displays a blue checkmark and "You manage this Business Profile" underneath the business name, visible only to the account manager.
To check your business's verification status, you can either use Google's special tool or search your business and look at the Knowledge Graph displayed. If "Own this business?" is displayed next to "Suggest an edit," your listing is unverified, and you can begin the verification process.
Google offers seven GBP verification methods. However, Google will choose the most appropriate verification method for your specific business:
If you encounter challenges when verifying your business listing, consider one of the following options:
Optimize your SEO and local marketing efforts with Seodity’s Rank Tracker, which helps monitor and manage business listings and offers insights into GBP performance.
Q: How long does it take to receive the verification code by mail?
A: It usually takes 5-14 days for the postcard with the code to arrive atyour business address.
Q: Can I speed up the verification process for my GBP?
A: Google determines the most appropriate verification method for your business, and you cannot change the method or speed up the process.
Q: Can I change my verification method?
A: No, Google chooses the most suitable verification method for your business, and you cannot change it.
Marcin is co-founder of Seodity