The Google My Business Verification Guide [2021]

Open your door to the world of Google My Business verification with the complete Google My Business guide. This Google verified guide is written by a business owner to explain how to confirm your business listing and resolve verification issues. Use this easy-to-follow complete guide from start to finish to ensure you never have any risk of your listing going live in an unverified state, or even worse, being listed by someone else!

What are the Google Business Profile verifications options?

If you already have your account created on their site, upon login, you will be redirected to the page that says "Success! Your Account Has Been Created!". At this point, you should wait for the postcard to arrive (which can take up to 5-20 days).

Phone Call verification

Verifies the identity of an online buyer using a phone call, which helps fight fraud by creating additional security and reducing disputes. Press "Call" or "Call me now" (app) > answer the call > write down the number > input verification code instructions.


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Email Verification

If you receive a "Login Verification" email, please click on the link in the email and enter your password to complete your verification. You may then return to this page to continue scheduling your AdWords account for deauthorization.

Why aren't all the verification options available to you?

The verification options are not available by choice. It will depend on trust factors. What are those trust factors? Only Google knows, but the age of the business and trustworthy information about the company around the web is crucial. Google thinks if you receive the postcard, that must mean you have access to that address.

Google My Business uses the data you enter in each of the contact fields to verify and claim your business. You need to verify your business location through one of the following methods: Payment (accepts major credit cards and PayPal), Phone, Fax, or Mail.

Is there anything I can do to skip the verification code through email or phone, if not available?

Unfortunately, no, you can only use the method(s) they gave available on the listing. If the only verification option is through the postcard, you should choose it.

Read more on Google's official post. Let's get sh*t done, together!