How to Submit Locations to Google Maps

Instructions

  1. Start by visiting the local business center online at google.com/local/add/analyticsSplashPage?gl=US&hl=en-US

  2. Click on the button "Add new business." You will be directed to an online form to fill out the information about your location.

  3. Fill out the form. You need a name, full address, main phone number, email address, website (if applicable), a short description of your business and a category for your location or business. As you fill out the address, the map on the right side of the page will pinpoint the location. When the categories are all completed, click "Next."

  4. You will have the option to upload photos or videos. You can even add printable coupons. You can also purchase AdWords, which targets customers around the world—there is a charge for this service. Free services include using Google Checkout for payment and Google Base for uploading web catalogs.

  5. Upload a data file for more than 10 listing locations. This is done by making a "feed" in Microsoft Excel, NotePad or WordPad. Each feed is for a different category of business. Group all business locations from the same category in a single feed. Remember to include an "end file sequence" after each entry by writing "End" as the last line of each bulk upload. Instructions for creating a feed can be found at google.com/local/add/uploadFeed?hl=en-US&gl=US

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