Google My Business now offering some businesses email-based verification

Now, you don't have to wait for the post card from Google or figure out how to get the phone verification through your phone tree. Some can verify their local listing via email.

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Google seems to be allowing some business owners to verify their local listings within Google My Business through email verification.

Kiran C. Kumar posted a screen shot of this in action on Twitter. You can see Google here is offering Kiran three methods to verify the business. The first option is by emailing an email address for instant verification. The other two methods are typical, via phone or postal card.

Here is a screen shot showing the email option:


Here you can verify the business “by email now,” and it lists one of the email addresses and the business’s official website.

That should help Google get more verified businesses in Google My Business/Google Maps.

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Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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