Google Business Profile | Google My Business Guide 2022

Google My Business serves the needs of everybody. But it also turns visitors into your paying customers.


As per Google, “It is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. To help customers find your business, and to tell them your story, you can verify your business and edit your business information.”

This guide contains all the basic and intermediate levels of details related to GMB. You can ee utilize it to set up a new GMB Account or optimize your existing Google My Business profile. In the end, I will share a few stats from one of the GMB profiles that I managed.

A Brief History of Google Business Profile

Google launched its online presence management tool, Google My Business in June 2014.

It came with certain options that were already there in Google Maps. But Google repackaged them with more of a business-oriented approach.


A few options that were present back then were:

  • You can add phone numbers so that customers can contact them easily
  • You can add photos, videos of your business, and products to your profile.
  • You get a messaging facility where visitors can drop queries

In December 2021, Google announced about Google Business Profile. In a recent Google Business profile query, it has been confirmed that Google My Business is changing to Google Business Profile

How to Setup Google My Business Profile?

Digital Marketing is important for your business. Paying attention to marketing along with your GMB profile helps you in the long run. To register in Google My Business is quite a lengthy but easy job. You just need to log in with the Google account that you use for operating your business. What’s next is just filling required details as follows:

Create Profile

Add your proper business name and your business category from the given options. You can also change them at a later stage.

Add Location

If you have a physical store or an office location then you h