You can't show your address in Google My Business if it's your home address, even if you occasionally run into customers there. Google will suspend and remove residential addresses, so if your business address is residential, you should hide it. Google guidelines state that virtual offices are not allowed unless they are staffed during business hours. This means that P.O.
Box addresses are not allowed. Google my business gives you two options for how your home office will appear on maps. A screen will now appear asking you if you want to add a location that customers can visit. For today, our answer will be no.
This is how you tell Google that you have a service area business, not a physical location that serves customers. If you've tried to include your business address as a residential location, you may find that your account has been suspended, which is a nightmare if you rely on these common business inquiries. As long as you're actually running your business or home office, you can add your home office to Google Maps. Running a business without direction is becoming increasingly popular, especially with the growth of web-based businesses and remote work.
This means that you can't list your home as a business if you're actually running your business from a friend's basement or from a different location other than the address you're using. Google emails a card to the address with a verification code to ensure that the company operates at the designated address. You'll need to sign in to your Google business profile when you receive this postcard to enter the code that contains the postcard. This way, Google will be able to verify that your company information is correct and that you are authorized to manage this advertisement.
Google Maps is an excellent marketing resource for local businesses, but not all businesses operate from a physical location. Without this verification process, fake companies could fill out the listings and weaken the validity of Google Maps. Use your company email when setting up your initial Google account to keep everything separate from your personal account. Business owners who want their companies to appear on the list but don't have a physical location can access Google Maps.
There are two options for companies that work from home and want to appear on Google Maps and in the Google Local information package. Now that your business is on Google Maps, it will be much easier to make it appear in other directories as well and reach more customers.