How do I get my businesses website to appear on Google Maps?

Listings on Google Maps are managed using a Google Business Profile (formerly Google my Business). So to get listed on Google Maps you’ll need to create yourself a Google Business Profile. Once the profile has been created your business will automatically start appearing on Google Maps.

How to create a Google Business Profile

It’s free to create a Google Business Profile and it can easily be setup in under an hour. Any business that has a physical location or travels to visit customers in a geographical region is eligible for a profile, online only stores are not permitted to have a profile.

To get started visit and complete your business details. Be sure to fill out as much information as possible for best results.

Optimisation tips for Google Business Profiles

Once created there are some things you can do further optimise your profile to feature more prominently:

  • Upload photos of both the inside and outside of your business.
  • Ask happy customers to leave you a 5 star review.
  • Answer any questions that get asked by the public on your profile.
  • Publish regular updates or offers.


Getting listed on Google Maps is a great way to get new business leads and customers. As this service is provided for free and is simple to setup there’s no reason why you shouldn’t get started and create a Google Business Profile today.