Guide To Claiming Your Google Map Listing

by Auto Repair SEO on March 7, 2011

Guide to Claiming Your Google Map Listing

Below you will find a step-by-step guide for checking, claiming & managing your Local Shop Listings on Google.

1. Go to

Google Places

2. Click on Create an account or Log-in using your Google Username & Password

Create A Google Places Account

3. Enter all of the necessary contact information

List your auto repair shop on Google Map






4. Then click on “List your business”

Check Your Google Places Lising

5. Enter your phone number so that Google can determine if you already exist in their database

Edit or Add your Google Places Listing

6. If your company comes up, click “Edit” if it doesn’t, click “Add New Listing”

Info To Enter In Your Google Places Account

7. Fill in all of the necessary information

  • Update Your Company Name to Read “Company Name – Core City + Main Service) – E.G. Advance Auto Repair - Dallas Auto Repair Shop
  • Add your Website Address – This will create an important inbound link
  • Upload PHOTOS – AS MANY AS POSSIBLE – Use personal Photos – Pictures of yourself (the owner), Pictures of Your Staff, Pictures of the Office, Pictures of Your Trucks, Your Equipment, Your Logo, Coupons, Pictures of your work. People Connect & Resonate With People. Leverage that in your Map Listing
  • Upload a Video if you have one (If you don’t – Get one made!)
  • List your hours of operation & services offered

Press Submit

8. You will be asked how you want to confirm your listing – via Phone or Postcard.

Confirm Your Google Places Listing

  • ALWAYS CHOOSE PHONE. It is much faster & will ensure that your complete the process
  • The Postcard Option takes 2-3 weeks

9. You will receive a call from Google’s automated system immediately. The automated system will provide you with a 5 digit code

  • Make sure you or someone is available to answer the Office Line listed in your map listing.

10. Enter that code on the next screen & press “GO” in order to activate your listing

Enter Your PIN

You will see a confirmation page indicating that you have successfully activated your listing.

Google Places Confirmation Page

That’s it! You have completed the 10 steps to claiming & setting up your Google Map listing on Google Places.

Here is what your Google Places Account Admin Area will look like once you are complete:

Google Places ADMIN Page

Here you will be able to edit your listing, add a coupon & check our your Google Places Page Stats

  • How many people are pulling up your Google Places Page
  • What are they searching to get to you
  • How many of them are clicking to your site, etc

Here is what you Google Map Listing will look like on Google once you are Complete

Auto Repair Map Optimization Example







  • Look for the “Shop Owner Verified” check box in the top right corner
  • GET REVIEWS – Getting reviews has been proven to increase placement in the map listing

If you are looking to obtain page ONE placement on Google, Yahoo & Bing for the Auto Repair Related Keywords in your City – we can help but we only work with ONE Auto Repair Shop in each City SO call us at 877-207-8384 before your competitor does or if you want to learn to do it on your own Click here to download our Free Implementation Guide.

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