How to create a Google Business Profile for your practice

Creating a Google Business page is an important step for any business, regardless of size. It gives customers an easy way to find information about your products and services, as well as contact details and reviews. Having a comprehensive business profile on Google will also help you reach more potential customers. It's a great way to ensure that new and existing customers can easily find all the information they need about your business online.

Step 1: Start by going to

Be sure to bookmark this address, as you’ll need it to access your Google Business Profile listing in the future.

Step 2: Log in with your Google account

If you don’t have a Google account, visit You’ll be able to create a free account with any email address.

Step 3: Enter your business name

Be sure you spell your name correctly and use Title Case (where you capitalize the first letter of each word.) This is the first impression for a customer, and you want to make sure it’s a positive experience.

Step 4: Enter your business address

This screen is where you’ll enter your business address, so Google can verify that your business exists. This cannot be a post office box or mailbox in a storefront like Postal Annex or UPS Store. You can also only have one business per residence.

Step 5: Choose whether you’re a storefront or a service provider

Here’s where you choose whether you want customers to visit your storefront or if you work from home or would prefer your customers don’t visit your office, you can choose a mile radius around your business, a specific city or state, or a group of zip codes.

Step 6: Choose your Primary business category

Choosing your primary category is very important because it dictates where and when you will show up on Google searches. Google is all about relevance, so if a potential customer searches for “Italian Restaurant” but you’re a pizza place, then you may not show up. If the customer searches for “Best pizza near me,” then you’d have a much better chance of your business profile showing up in the search results.

Step 7: Add your phone number and website

Both phone calls and website clicks are tracked by Google Business Profile, so make sure your information is correct here.

Step 8: Verify your local listing (most likely with a postcard)

According to Google, to manage your business information in Search, Maps, and other Google properties, you must verify your business listing. The verification process helps Google make sure your business information is accurate and that only you, the business owner or manager, have access to it.

If you need any assistance in getting this process completed, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Once the listing is created, please let us know and we can review it, tailor, and optimize it for SEO. We appreciate your partnership with DoctorLogic.

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