Verify your business


To make sure the basic information you submit is accurate, we'll ask you to verify it. This process helps us give the best possible information to your customers on Google.

Most business owners verify by postcard. If you’re verifying a business that’s already on Google, you may also be able to verify by phone. And if you’ve verified your business’s website with Webmaster Tools, you may also be eligible for instant verification.

Postcard verification Verification by postcard

  1. On the postcard request screen, make sure your address is displayed accurately on your postcard. You can also add an Optional contact name to help your postcard reach you. Then click Send postcard.
  2. When you receive your postcard, enter your verification code into your dashboard 

Phone verification Verification by phone

  1. Make sure you can directly answer your business phone number to receive your verification code.
  2. Click Verify by phone to have the code sent to your phone via automated message.
  3. Enter the code from the message into your dashboard 

 Instant verification

You may be instantly verified to manage your business if you’ve already verified your business’s website with Google Webmaster Tools.

Make sure you’re signed in to Google My Business with the same account you used to verify your site with Webmaster Tools. Note that some business categories may not be eligible for instant verification.

Verify 10 or more locations

If you manage 10 or more locations of the same business, you may be eligible for bulk verification using Google My Business Locations. Learn more

Once you’ve verified, you may see a banner asking you to review your information and make any final changes.

Click Done editing when you’re certain everything is up to date.

Note that you won’t be able to update the business’s name until the verification process is complete.