How to Build a Google My Business Website
Google My Business now offers a free option for businesses to create a website featuring their business location, hours, products, services and other business information. This is a great option for small businesses that don’t have the resources to build and launch their own website.
*Ex website generated by Google My Business.
Note: your Google My Business profile must be verified for you to access this feature to build your GMB website.
Before you begin building your site, ensure that your business has as much business information completed in the Info section of your account as possible. This includes, but is not limited to, the following information:
- Business name
- Services areas
- Business hours
- Phone number
- Menu items (for restaurants)
Google will use the information entered into your account profile to feature on your site. It is also important to ensure you have at least 6 photos on your GMB profile as your profile will feature up to 9 of your latest profile photos.
Getting Starting With Building a Google My Business Site
On the Google My Business left-hand menu you will notice there is a Website option. Click on this item to begin building your Google My Business site.
You will now see various options to edit your website with a menu pane below:
The Themes option will determine the color of your text and your call-to-action buttons and will also determine the text font:
The Edit option will allow you to set up the Call-to-Action button feature on your website and a phone number or email address linked to the CTA. You will also be able to set up your business headline and description in this field.
The Photos option allows you to add additional photos to your website, though you also have this option in the GMB left-hand navigation bar. You will be able to update your website header photo in this field as well, which will be featured at the top of your site
The More option will feature options to update your website address, set up a custom domain, publish or unpublish your site and promote your site with Google Ads.
As you build your site, you will see a preview of your site with any changes you make in the Google My Business user interface.
Publishing Your Site is Easy
Once you’ve ensured that your Google My Business account has your updated business information you can publish your website either via two options in the interface. You can select the Publish Now option in the More section of the Website tab:
You can also select Publish on the upper right-hand corner of the website preview pane.
Once you hit the Publish button, your GMB site will be live for you to share publicly. Your website will also be featured as part of your Google My Business listing if your listing appears on the Google search results page. Now you have the instructions to get started to launch your free website via Google My Business! We recommend businesses that don’t already have a website to set one up in Google My Business to take full advantage of the features Google has to offer to promote your business!