How to Leverage Google+ Local
To claim your business listing on Google, follow these steps:
- Make sure that you are using the appropriate Google Account to sign up for this service (recommended: same as AdWords account).
- Sign up for Google+ Local at http://plus.google.com.
- Once in your account, head over to Pages on the left column under your Dashboard, and choose the appropriate page type. Most often, you will be choosing the option of: Local Business or Place.
- Fill out your business information to claim your listing (refer to the screen shot).
- Validate your listing with Google+ Local with phone or postcard You will be contacted by Google with a short code.
- Go to your Google+ Local dashboard and activate your account.