Bulk location management overview
If your business has ten or more locations, we recommend importing a spreadsheet. Follow the steps below to get your business information on Google!
Go to Google My Business Locations to upload and edit your locations using the steps below.
If you've already uploaded a bulk location file, you can add individual rows or edit your locations without having to download and re-upload your file.
- Step 1: Visit Google My Business Locations
Check out our Google My Business quality guidelines before entering your business information to make sure your business is eligible. If you don’t follow these guidelines, we may not be able to display your information on Google Maps.
Also check the article Common issues that delay bulk verification to avoid errors that will delay the verification process.
- Step 2: Create a Google account
You may use your existing Google account, but we recommend creating an account using an email address with your business domain. Email addresses without the listed business domain will require additional steps for account verification and may delay the process. For example, if your business website is www.example.com, an email address with your business domain would be email@example.com. Learn how to create a Google account.
Important: We’ll need to contact you to verify your locations, so please use a functioning email address.
- Step 3: Create a business account
Business accounts allow you to share management of a set of business locations. We recommend creating a business account and using that account to add, verify, and manage your locations. That way, you won’t have to create the account later if you decide you’d like to share its locations with other Google users.
- Step 4: Enter business information in a spreadsheet
You'll need to start editing the spreadsheet locally before uploading and completing your information. The spreadsheet can be downloaded in Google My Business Locations by clicking the Download the template link on the "Import locations from a file" screen. The .csv spreadsheet will download in the language you’re using to navigate the Locations tool. You will need to create a header row for your document, which you can copy from this example.
Don't worry about having the additional fields perfectly complete before importing it, as you'll be able to fill in any missing information after the initial import. Once you're finished, import the spreadsheet in any of the following formats: .xls, .xlsx, .ods, .csv, .txt, and .tsv.
Read the Creating your spreadsheet article for more on this step.
Note: As outlined in our quality guidelines, only business owners or authorized representatives may verify their business on Google. When considering multiple businesses at the same address, please make sure you read the quality guidelines first, especially regarding departments within the same business location.
Don't add multiple businesses or companies to the import. The best way to meet quality guidelines is to only have one brand/company per account.
Step 5: Import your spreadsheet
Once you have formatted your spreadsheet, click Import locations from a file to upload your file. Click Import file to select your file, and then click Upload. Learn more about importing your spreadsheet.
- Step 6: Check your locations for errors
After your spreadsheet file is uploaded, your locations will appear in your dashboard. You’ll be prompted to correct any errors before your locations can be published. Learn more about fixing errors.
- Step 7: Request bulk upload verification
Verification is required to manage your business information on Google. To request verification for your bulk upload, click Verify your locations link and submit the subsequent form. Check your email for updates on the status of your verification request. Learn more about bulk verification.
- Step 8: Manage and upload additional locations
Once you’ve been verified, you may upload additional locations using new spreadsheets, or add them individually in the Locations tool. Duplicate uploads will be merged with your existing locations. Learn more about importing your spreadsheet and editing your locations.