Edit your Business Profile on Google

Important: Certain features to update your Business Profile may differ between Google Maps and Search, and the operating system.

To keep your business information on Google accurate and up to date, you can edit your Business Profile on Google. To help potential customers find and learn more about your business, you can change information like your address, hours, contact info and photos.

If you haven’t already, add or claim your business, then verify your Business Profile so that it's eligible to show up on Search, Maps and other Google services.

You can also edit your information before you verify your business. The changes can include the name, category, address, hours, phone number and website. After approval, these changes can be published before the business is verified on Google Search and Maps. Some business owners may still need to verify their business first before they edit their information.

Edit your Business Profile in Google My Business

  1. On your computer, sign in to Google My Business
  2. If you have multiple locations, open the location that you want to update.
  3. In the menu on the left, click Info.
  4. Make your edits. After each attribute that you edit, click Apply.

After you submit your edits, the status next to the information that you edited is 'Under review'.

To remove a section, next to the section, click Remove Remove.

Bear in mind:

  • Information removal could take up to 60 days. It may also stay in our backup systems longer.
  • You can't remove information that’s also publicly available or from other sources.
  • You can't edit editorial summaries or keywords from the web that appear next to your business.

Edit your Business Profile on Google Search

To edit your profile directly on Google Search:

  1. Sign in to the Google Account that you used to sign up for Google My Business.
  2. To find your Business Profile, search on Google for your exact business name. You can also search for 'my business'.
  3. If needed, to update your Business Profile, select View profile.
  4. In the menu above the search results, choose Edit profile.

Fix someone else’s local business

If you find something wrong with a business that you don’t own or manage, you can suggest an edit or report the error in Google Maps.

If someone else's business is missing from Google Maps, you can add a missing place.

Related resources

Types of edits

The following are some helpful tips for the types of information that you can add or edit on your Business Profile:

Business name
Enter your business name exactly as it appears in the real world across signage, stationery and other branding. If you change your business name after requesting a verification letter, you must verify your business again. Learn more about Google My Business quality guidelines.
Category

Select the category that best matches your business. All locations of a business must share a 'Primary category'. Choose a category that's as specific as possible and representative of your main business. If you select several categories, the category in the first field will be your primary category.

You can select up to nine more categories. If you have trouble choosing a category for your business, choose one that’s general. Bear in mind:

  • Do not use categories solely as keywords or to describe attributes of your business.
  • Do not use categories that match other nearby or related businesses. For example, a business that’s located inside your business’s physical location, or an entity that contains your business.

Learn more about business categories.

Address and pin location

Enter the complete and exact address for your business location. Learn more about address entry guidelines

  • If you don't serve customers at your business address: Leave the address field blank.
  • If you change your address after you request a verification letter: You must verify your business again.
Service area

If your business serves customers within a specific local area, enter your service area. When you list your service area, your customers know where you'll go to visit or deliver to them.

You can set your service area based on the cities, postcodes or other areas that you serve. Learn about how to set your service area.

Hours
Phone
In addition to your primary business phone number, you can enter up to two more phone numbers. The numbers must be mobile or landline, not fax.
Website

Enter your business’s website. Make sure that:

Depending on your business category, you may see options to add additional links, like online orders, reservations and appointments.

You can add a website to your Business Profile.

Add a website via computer:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
    • If you have multiple locations, open the location that you want to manage.
  2. In the left menu, click Info.
  3. Next to 'Add URL', click Website Website
  4. Enter your URLs in the appropriate fields.
  5. Click Apply.

To add a website via your mobile device:

  1. Open the Google My Business app My Business.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Scroll and tap + Add website URL.
  4. Enter your URLs in the appropriate fields.
  5. Select the option to save your changes:
    • On Android your device: Tap Apply.
    • For iPhone or iPad: Tap Save.
Attributes

Attributes tell customers more about your business. For example, 'Has Wi-Fi' or 'Offers outdoor seating'. You can edit certain factual attributes, like outdoor seating. Subjective attributes, like whether your business is popular with locals, rely on the opinions of Google users who have visited your business.

To add or remove attributes available for your business category, click Attributes Attributes.

Tip: If you own or manage a healthcare profile, you can edit the following information in  Attributes :

  • Whether your business offers online care.
  • Whether you provide customers a direct method to schedule and receive online care.
  • Your gender.
Photos From the business

Enter a brief description of your business.

Things to include:

  • What you offer
  • What sets you apart
  • Your history
  • Anything else that's helpful for customers to know

Things to avoid:

  • Do not include URLs or HTML code.
  • Do not exceed 750 characters in the description field.

Focus primarily on details about your business instead of details about promotions, prices or sales. For the full list of guidelines, read business description guidelines.

Example: We're an independent ice cream shop, located steps from the centre of town. We’re proud to be the favourite for locals to meet friends for a cone or call for a fresh pizza, delivered straight to their home. We serve 35 flavours of homemade, hand-churned ice creams and sorbets year-round. The pizza oven turns out New York-style pies every day from midday until close. Come see us today!

Opening date

Add an opening date to your Business Profile to tell customers when your business first opened, or will open, at its address.

Only the year and month of your opening date are required. You can enter a date up to one year in the future, but it won't show on Google until 90 days before the date.

Tip: On certain places in Google Search, the opening date may be used to let customers know how many years a business has been in operation.

Set opening date

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
    • If you have multiple locations, open the location that you want to manage.
  2. From the menu, click Info.
  3. Click Add opening date.
  4. Enter your opening date.
  5. Click Apply.
Menu/Services (limited availability)
Use the Menu and Services Editor to keep your menu items or services, along with their prices, accurate.
Learn more about the menu editor (food and drink businesses only) or the services editor.
Check-in and check-out times (hotels only)
Hotels can add their check-in and check-out times to their Business Profile in Google My Business. This information helps customers know when rooms will be ready and when they must vacate them.
To ensure that hotel profiles are accurate, Google also collects check-in and check-out information from a variety of trusted sources, like user reports and licensed content. You can choose whether you want to accept these updates automatically.
Hotel information (hotels only)
Important: This feature is only available on computer.
Owners with verified hotel listings can edit their services and amenities via the 'Hotel attributes' section in Google My Business. 
Health insurance information (U.S. only)

Healthcare providers like doctors, therapists and other medical practitioners can add healthcare insurance to their Business Profiles on Google. A 'Check insurance info' link might display below your business’s hours. 

Learn how to manage your insurance information.

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