Promoting our business in the electronic mode is one of the finest way to gain the local as well as global reputation. Through the electronic promotion of the business, you could get new customers. It is the cost effect way to promote a business product or service. Google has introduced a service called Places for Business. It a hub of the Business places where the enterprises and companies will list their businesses' and/or services' locations to attract customers through online. It is a free of cost service given by the Google Inc., to its users. All you have a business location i.e. an address where you serve your customers or a point of sale place, and a Google Account.
There will be Free as well Premium Features available with this. In Free Account itself you get almost all the features that you want to expose in the web. This feature comprises of displaying your business information in the Google Search Page, customers can find your contact details and office timings, and even will enables you to discuss with your customers with the help of Google+ Page. Where as Premium Features will helps you advertise your business by giving priority to your business listing with Google Adwords.
So, lets start listing your own business in the Places for Business and this process of registering is the free service.
Login and Enter your Business Details
In order to avail this service you need to login in the website with your Google Account. If you don't have you can create a New Google Account. After that you need to provide your business information like business name, address, contact number, business timings, etc.,
Google Business Verification Code
After providing your information in the next screen you need to select an option through which you want to get the Verification Code for your Contact Number by selecting By Phone Call or SMS (only in USA) and enter owner of the Business in the Name box. As soon as you click the button you get the confirmation code which you need to enter in the specified box and click on Button.
Google Business Listing PIN
After you have verified your Contact number you need to verify your business address. It is the long time process. After few months Google will send you a letter containing the PIN number to your address through Post. Like one i received recently. After receiving the PIN Number you need to open the Verification URL which is provided in the letter itself. Here enter the PIN Number in the provided box and click on verify button.
With the verification of your business address listing your business listing in Places for Business is completed.