laptop-tablet_google_my_businessAlthough you may see your business on Google Maps, you can take one easy step and claim your Google My Business listing in just a minute or two.

There are quite a few advantages to doing so. Here are just a few:

Add your own content to the Google My Business listing like your logo, pictures or your store, products, team, and more.
Fill in missing details and correct errors. Maybe the map pin is in the wrong spot or your hours of operation are incorrect. Very easy to correct after claiming your listing.
Be alerted of reviews your business receives and respond to them.
Claiming your Google Business listing puts your expanded or additional business info on Search, Maps and Google+ so that customers can find you, no matter what device they’re using.

Here’s how to claim your Google Business listing:

First, don’t be alarmed if you’re asked to create a Google account (step 2 below). You don’t have to establish a new email address – it’s simply to establish a way to correspond with Google. You can use your existing email address and create an account with a password. If you already have a google account sign in as you would normally.