OFA Bulletin November/December 2011 : Page 3

November/December 2011 • Numb e r 9 3 0 Now you will be able to update your business information, add photos and videos, and make other changes. I recommend you only make one or two simple updates and then click Submit at the bottom of the page. Before Google will make your updates permanent it requires validation, and that process can be tricky. #2. Locate your business on Google Maps. Go to www. googlemaps.com and type in the address of your business. Depending on how much Google knows about your business it may display one red map marker or several. Click on the red map marker for your business. A small box will display with business details (circled in red). Click on the business name that appears in the box. This will open a new page showing all the details Google has pertaining to your business. #4. Validating your listing. The type of information Google has about your business will determine what options you have to validate that you are the owner of the business. In this example Google gave two options – by mail or by phone. If you choose phone, keep in mind that Google calls you within minutes. So make sure you’re by the phone and have a pen handy. The automated voice will give you a five-digit code. Enter that code in the box where it says Enter Your Pin and click Go. Google will tell you if the validation was successful. It will take about 24 hours for the listing to update. If you run into a problem try www.google.com/support/ places/ or e-mail me. Part 2 in the January/February 2012 issue will address how to move your map marker if it is in the wrong location, and tips and tricks for your listing. November/ November/ November/ November/ November/ ember/December 2011 • Numb e r 9 3 0 N mber/December 2011 • Numb e r 9 3 0 Now you will be able to update your business information, add photos and videos, and make other changes. I recommend you only make one or two simple updates and then click Submit at the bottom of the page. Before Google will make your updates permanent it requires validation, and that process can be tricky. #2. Locate your business on Google Maps. Go to www. googlemaps.com and type in the address of your business. Depending on how much Google knows about your business it may display one red map marker or several. Click on the red map marker for your business. A small box will display with business details (circled in red). Click on the business name that appears in the box. This will open a new page showing all the details Google has pertaining to your business. #4. Validating your listing. The type of information Google has about your business will determine what options you have to validate that you are the owner of the business. In this example Google gave two options – by mail or by phone. If you choose phone, keep in mind that Google calls you within minutes. So make sure you’re by the phone and have a pen handy. The automated voice will give you a five-digit code. Enter that code in the box where it says Enter Your Pin and click Go. Google will tell you if the validation was successful. It will take about 24 hours for the listing to update. If you run into a problem try www.google.com/support/ places/ or e-mail me. Part 2 in the January/February 2012 issue will address how to move your map marker if it is in the wrong location, and tips and tricks for your listing. YOUR YOUR H ME 2012 SHORT COURSE JULY 14-17, 2012 F O R H O R T I C U L T U R E Horticulture’s Premier Convention & Marketplace • Columbus, Ohio USA • www.ofa.org ovember/December 2011 • Numb e r 9 3 0 Now you will be able to update your business information, add photos and videos, and make other changes. I recommend you only make one or two simple updates and then click Submit at the bottom of the page. Before Google will make your updates permanent it requires validation, and that process can be tricky. #2. Locate your business on Google Maps. Go to www. googlemaps.com and type in the address of your business. Depending on how much Google knows about your business it may display one red map marker or several. Click on the red map marker for your business. A small box will display with business details (circled in red). Click on the business name that appears in the box. This will open a new page showing all the details Google has pertaining to your business. #4. Validating your listing. The type of information Google has about your business will determine what options you have to validate that you are the owner of the business. In this example Google gave two options – by mail or by phone. If you choose phone, keep in mind that Google calls you within minutes. So make sure you’re by the phone and have a pen handy. The automated voice will give you a five-digit code. Enter that code in the box where it says Enter Your Pin and click Go. Google will tell you if the validation was successful. It will take about 24 hours for the listing to update. If you run into a problem try www.google.com/support/ places/ or e-mail me. Part 2 in the January/February 2012 issue will address how to move your map marker if it is in the wrong location, and tips and tricks for your listing. YOUR H ME 2012 SHORT COURSE JULY 14-17, 2012 F O R H O R T I C U L T U R E Horticulture’s Premier Convention & Marketplace • Columbus, Ohio USA • www.ofa.org 3 3 November/ November/ November/ November/

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