VERIFYING YOUR GOOGLE BUSINESS LISTING

Verify a business listing by phone (available for select businesses)

Some businesses listings are eligible to receive a verification code by phone. If your business listing is eligible, you'll see the "Verify by phone" option when you request verification. If you don't see this option, request to verify your listing by postcard instead, using the steps above.

To verify your business listing by phone: 

Desktop

  1. Sign in to Google My Business
  2. Choose the business you’d like to verify, then click Verify now.
  3. Make sure that you can directly answer your business phone number to receive your verification code.
  4. Click Verify by phone to have the code sent to your phone via automated message.
  5. Enter the code from the message.

Mobile

  1. Open the Google My Business app.
  2. Tap Call me now.
  3. Enter the code from the message and tap the arrow icon .

Once you've entered your code, your business information will be eligible to appear live on Google Maps, Search, and other Google properties.  


Verify a business listing by postcard

 

To verify your business listing by postcard, enter your business address in Google My Business. You’ll be sent a postcard with a verification code. Most postcards arrive within 5 days. Before you request to verify your listing by postcard, make sure that your business address complies with our address entry guidelines

Don't edit your business name, address, or category, or request a new code while you're waiting—this may delay the verification process.

Desktop

To request a postcard:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Choose the business you'd like to verify, then click Verify now
  3. On the postcard request screen, make sure that your address is displayed accurately. If it isn't, edit the address before you request your postcard. You can also add an Optional contact name to help your postcard reach you.
  4. Click Send postcard
  5. Check the mail for your postcard. Most postcards arrive within 5 days. Don't edit your business name, address, or category, or request a new code while you're waiting—this may delay the verification process.

To enter the verification code:

  1. Once you receive your postcard, sign in to Google My Business
  2. If you manage more than one location, click Manage location on the location you want to verify.
  3. Click the Enter code button in the blue banner at the top of the page. 
  4. Enter the 5-digit verification code from your postcard in the "Code" field. 
  5. Click Submit.

If your postcard is lost or missing, you can request a new one

Mobile

To request a postcard:

  1. Open the Google My Business app
  2. Tap Send postcard.
  3. Choose the business you’d like to verify, then tap I don’t have a code.
  4. Check the mail for your postcard—it should arrive in one to two weeks. Don't edit your business name, address, or category, or request a new code while you're waiting—this may delay the verification process.

To enter a verification code:

  1. Once you've received the postcard, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Choose the business you'd like to verify. 
  3. Tap Enter code to complete the verification or I don't have a code if you never received your postcard.

Once you’ve entered your verification code, your business information will be eligible to appear live on Google Maps, Search, and other Google services.