Can I change my business name on Google? The short answer is yes! But this article will explain how to make any changes on your Google Business Profile.

Don’t Have a Google Business Profile?

First thing’s first, if you do not have a Google profile set up for your business, it is definitely time to do so! The advantages of having this profile are numerous. It enables you to fully control your profile information, so you can edit what your customers see. Having this profile also helps to boost your overall online presence, which in turn contributes positively to your SEO and Local SEO. The other handy features are reviews and maps, which gives your customers an insight into your business.

Click here to read more about the advantages of claiming your business profile on Google or alternatively, read this article for further information on how to manage my business on Google.

How to Change Your Business Name

It is quite common for a business to change its name or re-brand. However, if you have done this, it’s important to ensure consistency – so make sure your new name is the same everywhere, including on your Google Business Profile. Editing primary information on your profile can be done by either the profile owner or the manager. Here are the steps to take…

First, simply sign into your Google account and head to the dashboard. You should see a column on the left-hand side of the screen. Select the ‘info’ tab which will bring you to your basic business details. Here, you should see your business name with the pencil edit icon next to it. To change your business name, simply click the icon and then type in the new name! Edits may need to be reviewed. It can take up to 3 days before your edit is visible on Search, Maps, and other Google services, so don’t panic if you don’t see the change straight away.

This section is also where you can change your business categories, address, service areas, opening hours, contact details and more. It’s worth filling out as much information as you can, so your customer doesn’t have to search for what they are looking for.

Our Google Business Profile Management Packages

As with many things, managing your business profile on Google can feel like a lot to deal with. For your profile to be effective, it should be updated and optimised regularly. Our service makes sure that your Google Business Profile always stays up-to-date and relevant. We will also engage with customers on your behalf – just call or email to discuss our Google Business Profile Management packages.

Get In Touch

We’re always happy to help with any questions or problems you have, so if there’s anything you want to know, don’t hesitate to get in contact! Email us on info@shineondigital.co.uk with your enquiry.