Google Business Profile FAQ
Your Google Business Profile is a free tool that allows you to take charge of the way your Google business appears on Google Search and Maps. With your Business Profile, you can connect with customers, post updates, list your products and services, accept online orders, and more.
You can use the Google Maps app to manage your Business Profile on your mobile device. On your desktop, you can manage directly from Google Search in the browser.
Yes, you can have a profile if your business doesn’t have a physical address as long as you make in-person contact with customers. You can also have a profile if you’re a hybrid business that serves customers at your business address and visits or delivers directly to customers. You may also have a profile if you’re a service-area business that visits or delivers to customers directly, but doesn’t serve customers at its business address, like a plumber or cleaning service.
Most businesses verify ownership via phone, SMS, or requesting and receiving a postcard to your address from Google.
Verification allows us to confirm that you are the rightful owner of the business, so that you have permission to manage your Business Profile. Your security is important to us and we don’t want anyone else but you or your approved managers making updates to your profile.
You can show that you offer both in-person and online services on your Business Profile using attributes.