Showing posts with label Google Maps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Google Maps. Show all posts

Claim your Business on Google Maps . . .



Verify your Business on Maps



In my previous post I discussed about adding your business to Google Maps. And in this post I would like to talk about claiming a business on Maps. If your business is not already listed on Google then you can read my previous post. But if your organization is already listed then you're good to go . . .



Prerequisites for Claiming your Business
  • Your business should be listed on Google Maps


Necessary Tools
  • Android Phone with GPS & Data Connection
  • Google Maps Application
  • Browser (I prefer Google Chrome)
  • My Business App (Optional)


Steps to claim your business on Maps




Steps in Claiming the Business
  1. Open Google Maps on your Android Device.
  2. Search and locate your business on Maps.
  3. Tap on your business and it will prompt you to a new window.
  4. Choose the option - Claim this business.
  5. Now you will be redirected (maybe by your web browser) to this address - business.google.com.
  6. Here you need to confirm your business. Tick the option - I'm authorized to manage this business . . .  > Continue.
  7. Tap on the Mail button > Google will show you postcard sample > Type a contact name if necessary > Hit on the Send Postcard button.
  8. Within few weeks (less than 30 days) this postcard should reach the destination. 
  9. After you get the postcard, get the PIN from there, and follow the steps again. Finally verify your business location by entering the PIN. That's it!


Claim your business postcard


Verifying your business address on Google will provide you several advantages. When people search for your organization using Google search, Google will show your business location on Google Map, including your phone number and web address.

And from that search result, your prospective clients can make direct phone call to you. It will also include photos and images you provided.


Hopefully this post will help you. Continue with Marks PC to get more useful contents in the future . . .





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Add your Business to Google Maps!


Add a business/ place in Google Maps


Google Maps is a great communication app developed by Google. Millions of entities are already listed on it. But your own business may be missing here. If you'd like to add your business to Google Maps, follow this post . . . 



Necessary Tools

  • Android Phone with GPS & Data Connection
  • Google Account
  • Google Maps App
  • My Business App (Optional)

Adding your Business to Maps
  1. Get your Android Phone and turn on its GPS & Data Connection.
  2. Make sure you're signed into your Google Account and its services.
  3. Run Google Maps from your Phone.
  4. I guess you're exactly on your business spot. Make sure the location indicator is in exact position.
  5. Now click on the menu button from the upper left corner.
  6. Scroll down and choose Add a Missing Business.
  7. Add a Place > Enter your business Name, Address, Category, Phone Number, Web Address, Photos etc. 
  8. If the location indicator doesn't locate your position exactly, then you can use this option (Mark Location on Map) from address.  
  9. Make sure everything is done properly. And finally, hit on the Submit button from the upper right corner.
  10. Immediately Google will confirm your submission through email. 


Step by Step process of adding a business to Maps



Now go to the Maps again and find your business there. Write reviews and add photos of your business to make it more attractive to public. 


In my next tutorial, you will know about claiming your business . . .




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Google Maps - Your Live Travel Guide!!



Google Maps showing World Map


What exactly should I say about Google Maps? Well, I'm just impressed about it! All of you are familiar with the name - Google Maps. But how many of you make proper use of it? Or, have you ever gave it a try? Let's explore Google maps today . . .



Background Story 

To be honest, Google Maps is a great application as well as a great service from Google. And you don't need to pay a single dollar to avail this service. When I had been transferred from Dhaka to Sylhet, I was little bit tensed about the new area, places, roads and directions. 

Though I'm in the new location for the first time in my life, Google Maps makes it easy for me to move on. 


About Google Maps

With Google Maps, the world is in your hand. Wherever you go, Google Maps can show your the right directions. Even if you are in a rural area, for which official map is not available, you can see even the narrow paths through Google Maps. 


Google Maps Large Logo


To use the Maps, you should have a strong network connection. Otherwise you can't use it properly. 


Check what you can do with Google Maps . . .

  • Locate your current position within seconds
  • Locate your destination in the map
  • Find the available routes to reach your destination
  • Calculate the distances between places
  • Estimated time to reach your destination
  • Find the location your desired Gas Station, Mosque, Educational Institutions, Park or anything . . .


Get the Maps on your Phone . . .

Smartphone or Tablet is ideal device for using Google Maps. Of course you can do everything on a desktop or laptop. But when you're travelling, you should use it on your phone. 



Google Play Download Button
App Store Download Button








How to Use?

Google Maps is really easy to use. If you're using the maps on a Desktop PC, then simply visit Google Maps Website. Or if you're using it on your phone, then you must have the app installed. 

Run the Google Maps from your device. Keep your location turned on. Turn on your data connection. Now you're ready to go!


Google Maps Screenshots

  • As soon as you run the app, it will find your current location marked by a blue pointer. 
  • You can zoom in/ zoom out to adjust the view.
  • To get a direction, hit on the direction button > choose your destination and current position. 

Google Maps Settings

  • You can also choose the nature of your journey - Bus, Train or Walking! Then Google Maps will calculate the distance, available routes and probable time to reach the destination!!
  • When you're in a bus, car or train, open your Google Maps, and you will see your live position there. The pointer will move forward as your vehicle moves! 
  • If you'd like to get a satellite view, then switch map to Google Earth. 


Hope all of you will enjoy this amazing application. If you face any problem with this app, or if you have any query, please share with me . . .



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