Add or edit your service area

If your business serves customers within a specific service area, you can list your service area on your Google My Business listing. Listing your service area helps let customers know where you'll go to visit or deliver to them.

The service area feature is designed for businesses who visit or deliver to local customers. For example, it can be used by:

  • A business that visits or delivers to customers, but doesn't serve customers at its business address (e.g. a plumber or cleaning service).
  • A business that serves customers at its business address, but also visits or delivers to customers (e.g. a restaurant that also delivers food).

 Tip: You can no longer set your service area as a distance around your business.

How it works

You can set your service area based on the cities, postcodes or other areas that you serve. You can add up to 20 service areas.

Important: You can no longer set your service area as a distance around your business. If you previously entered a distance around your business, you won't be able to edit it. Instead, you'll need to specify your service area by city, postcode or other area(s).

Bear in mind the following, if you update your business information:

  • If you don't serve customers at your business address, leave the address field blank and only enter your service area.
  • If you serve customers at your business address but also have a service area, enter both your address and service area.

Verify a service area business

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Choose the location that you want to verify.
  3. Find the 'Verification needed' card, and tap Verify now.
  4. Enter your address, and tap Next
  5. Tap a verification option to finish the verification process.

Add a service area

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Choose the location that you'd like to manage.
  3. Tap Profileand thenAdd service area.
  4. Enter your service area information. You can set your service area based on the cities, postcodes or other areas that you serve.
  5. Tap Save.

Edit a service area

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Choose the location that you'd like to manage.
  3. Tap Profile.
  4. Tap the existing service area that you have. Enter your service area information. You can set your service area based on the cities, postcodes or other areas that you serve.
  5. Tap Save.

Remove a service area

You can only remove your service area if you've entered your business address.

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google My Business app.
  2. Choose the location that you'd like to manage.
  3. Tap Profileand thenTap the existing service area that you have. 
  4. Next to each service area that you want to remove, tap RemoveRemove. To remove all service areas at once, tap Clear service areas.
  5. Tap Save.

Reach more customers for your service-area business

Looking to find more customers for your service-area business? Try running an ad with Local Services to advertise your business on Google and receive leads directly from your potential customers. Local Services leads come in as phone calls and messages in response to your ad. Learn more about Local Services ads.

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