I’ve had several people come up and ask me, ‘How can I give people a direct link to my business listing in Google Places?’ While at first it may seem impossible, it is actually quite easy. They may be looking to put this link on their website, share it with potential clients, put it on their business card, or one of many other reasons. Here is how you go about doing it. Follow along with the steps you need help on.
1. Find the Google Places Page You are Trying to link to.
If you don’t know how to do this, the easiest way is to Google your business phone number, the one you registered with your listing. Type in your full number right into Google, then click “Maps” on the left. This will do a search of all locations with that phone number. If you set your Places Page for your company up properly, it should come right up. Click the name of your business and it will bring you to the places page.
2. Click the “Link” Button Right Above the Google Map on the Right.
Immediately above the map should be a few links. One of them should read “link.” In the past it was an icon of a chain. That wasn’t very user friendly, so now it is a regular link. Click that link. It will bring up another dialogue with a link which you can paste and use however you like.
3. Choose Whether You Would Like a Short Link to Your Places Listing, and Then Share it.
I would recommend checking the option for a short URL, because it just looks cleaner. Plus, usually the other link will have some information in it that you may or may not want to include, such as your phone number directly in there. Then you just copy and paste the link to wherever you need to share it. This could be on your website, in an email, on your business card possibly in the form of a QR code, and many more.
Google always seems to be changing things like this, and if this one changes in the future, let me know in the comments so I can update it. Hope this helps!