Google Maps in Jordan – All you need to know as a business owner

How To Add Your Business On Google Maps in Jordan

Have you ever searched for something on Google, then your first result was Google Maps? Or the Local pack? (the 3 suggested place pulled from the maps?

By Google map results we mean the part at the bottom of this screenshot:

Of course, you have, we all have.

And if you have a business or offer services that people look for, then your prospects have as well.

And if you weren’t there to be found, they probably found one of your competitors.

Putting yourself on the map is one of the quickest and easiest ways to generate high-quality website traffic.

And it comes with the best price tag of all… free!

Like most things online and especially anything Google related, it’s really easy to set up…

If you already know how to do it.

So here’s a boatload of screenshots that’ll walk you step by step through the process.

Let’s start right at the beginning…

STEP 1

You need to open a Google My Business account.

And to do that you want to click on this link: https://www.google.jo/business/ 

Where you should see a page that looks something like this:

business on google maps

Then click the ‘Get onto Google’ button.

If you already have a Google account (Gmail, Google Analytics, Google AdWords, etc) and you’re signed in on your web browser, then you’ll be taken through to a page that looks like this:

Google My Business is a free listing with all of your business’s details – from what you do to when your opening hours are. It appears on Google’s search pages and on its maps when people search for your business. This makes it easier for potential customers to find you and get information about your company.

Otherwise, you’ll be asked to sign in:

If you have a Google account then simply sign in and you should also be taken to this page:

Don’t have a Google account?

And if you don’t have a Google account then you’ll need to create one.

Fortunately, creating an account is very straightforward so I won’t go through all the steps here.

Simply click on the create account button and enter your details: https://www.google.jo/business/

Visit www.google.com/business/ You’ll be asked to sign in to your Google account. If you don’t have one already, you’ll need to create one. Once you’re signed in, search for your business by typing in its name and address. Most places are already on Google, even if they don’t have a listing attached. If yours isn’t on there, simply enter its name and click ‘next’. You can add more details later. 

And then click the ‘Get onto Google’ button.

Customize your Business Listing
You can customize your listing by adding details such as your logo, opening hours, telephone number, and email address. Don’t underestimate the power of pictures. High-quality images tell Google that your business is legitimate, so they’re more likely to promote your company. Add photos such as an exterior shot of your store and some of the products you sell.

Now enter your company name into the text field at the top left of your screen and hit enter.

Enter your business details here and double-check them to make sure you haven’t made any mistakes.

Your business will appear on Google Maps if you set up Google My Business, or it might have already been added organically. If it doesn’t appear, you’ll need to update Google Maps yourself. When your business appears accurately on Google Maps, people are more likely to find it from their phone when they’re on the go. Having an accurate and optimized map listing also improves your chances of appearing in the ‘local three-pack’ – a list of three local businesses relevant to the search term, which sits right at the top of the search results.

The only way Google would allow me through to this page is if I entered a real address… and this is the first one that popped into my head.

Then select the checkbox that confirms you’re authorized to manage the business and agree to the terms of service.

Extra Verification Notes: 

Google says it takes 1-2 weeks for the postcard to arrive but most of the time it’ll just take a couple of days.

You can only move onto step 2 when you’ve received the postcard with Google’s verification code.

So you’ll want to bookmark this article so that you can come back to it when your postcard arrives.

This template includes some of the best performing ads we’ve created for our clients in multiple industries and if you’re looking to promote your business on Facebook you’ll find it very useful.

When you’ve received your postcard, you’ll need to log back into your Google My Business account.

Here’s the link: https://www.google.jo/business/ 

If for some reason you aren’t taken to the above page after you sign in, you can always navigate to it by clicking on the 3 dash icon at the top left and selecting all locations:

Once you’ve done that, click manage location.

Simply enter your verification code into the text field, click submit and you’re all done!

Your business is now on Google Maps and you can expect to enjoy some free, highly qualified website traffic.

We know it’s well worth doing because our clients generate inquiries and lead through Google Maps all the time.

If it’s still unclear, or due to Google update some of these steps were unavailable, feel free to connect with your Local SEO Experts in Amman to help you set it properly.

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