How to Add an Additional Owner/Admin to a Google Business Profile Account


This article was updated on September 24, 2022.

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Creating and/or verifying a Google Business  Profile (formerly known as Google My Business) account is one of the most important things a local business can do to show up in Google search results organically. A Google Business listing is required for a business to show up on Google Maps. If your business is incorporated, you may already have a listing in Google Business. In this case, claiming and verifying the listing is your first step toward optimizing it.

Once the Google Business Profile listing has been claimed, one or more page managers can be added to the account. A page manager might be needed to add graphics such as a logo and banner image.

Whoever claimed the Google Business listing will need to be the one to log in and add the page manager to the account. These steps will guide you through the process.

  1. Go to google.com/business to sign into your Google Business Profile account.
  2. If you manage more than one business, the Manage locations page will open.
  3. Click on the name of the business.
    Step3
  4. Your Google Business home page will open. (If you only manage one business on Google, you will not need to navigate through the Manage locations page.)
  5. Select the options button (three vertical dots) in the upper right corner of your management tools menu. In the menu that comes up, click “Business Profile settings.”
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  6. The Managers dialogue will open. Click the “Add” icon just below the text.
    Step6
  7. In the next dialogue, add the email address of the new owner/admin. It should be an email account that is connected to Google. Select “Owner” in the bullet selection menu and click “Invite.”
    Step7
  8. All Done! The new owner/admin should receive an email from Google Business indicating there is a request to add them as an “Owner” to the Google Business Profile account.

Clients often want me to take care of this process for them. In this case, they give me their email address and password to log into their Google account to complete the task.

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About Brian Loebig

Owner of LoebigInk.com, author of TheInkBlog.net, CriminalThinking.net and part-time Technology Manager for the Alliance for Performance Excellence, Brian has over 15 years of experience working in the quality improvement, human services and technology fields as an administrator and consultant. Brian has also worked as a practitioner and administrator in the corrections, substance abuse and human services fields with a special emphasis on technology. He continues to work with numerous community-based non-profits as a web technology consultant, board member and volunteer. Feel free to .
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