At Engage Web, we’ve been asked several times about how to add a new user to my Google Business Listing, so we’ve put together this guide on how to do so.
Reasons for adding a user to your Google Business Listing
There are many reasons why you may need to add someone to your business Google Business Listing. For example, it could be that your SEO (search engine optimisation) agency would like to improve your listing to help boost its visibility on Google Maps and within the local pack (the top of Google search results that shows local businesses – this normally shows up when you search for a business in your local area, for example, “architects in Chester”). Another reason you may need to add someone is that they are part of your team and need access to improve the listing or to post content to help reach more people.
How do I add a user to my Google Business Listing?
Firstly, you need to login to your Google Business Listing by going onto Google and clicking the below icon:
Secondly, you need to select the blue house icon called ‘Business Listing’, as shown below:
Once you have clicked on the link to your Google Business Profile Manager, you should see the following screen:
Then, you will need to click on your business name:
Once you have clicked that, you should see the following screen:
Once you have got to the Profile Manager section, you need to hover over the section that includes ‘Home’, ‘Posts’ and ‘Info’:
Next, scroll down until you see the ‘Users’ section:
Once you’ve found the section, you need to click it, and a pop-up like below will be shown:
This section will show your name next to your icon. Once you’re in this section, you need to click the blue ‘Add users’ button:
This will then give you the option to enter the email of the person you want adding to your Google Business Listing – you must make sure that the email used is set up as a Google Account, for example: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will then need to select a role – you can find out more about the roles by clicking the ‘Learn more about rules’ link.
Once you have selected a role, you can click the ‘Invite’ button. This will then invite them to your Google Business Listing, and they will be able to edit your listing.
At Engage Web, our Fresh Start web design package includes setting up and optimising your Google Business Listing, as this important to help your business to reach customers in your local area. To find out more, get in touch with the team today.