August 17, 2020

How to Request Access to a Google My Business Page

How to Request Access to a Google My Business Page

Welcome back to another Momentum Monday marketing blog! Today, we’re going to look at How to Request Access to a Google My Business Page, whether it’s the page of your own business or another business that you own or manage. This video is meant for business owners and digital marketers so that you can quickly request access and manage a GMB account.

In order for you to gain access to another Google My Business page, you must go through a process of approval. For a visual representation of what we go through in this blog, watch our video tutorial. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter, and subscribe to us on YouTube to get weekly tips, tricks, and hacks that can help you better optimize your business.

Getting Started with Google My Business

Before we get started, feel free to read through the help article on this tutorial provided by Google. The concise guide provides a brief video alongside links that help break things down for users looking to gain access to a Google My Business page. For our hands-on, detailed tutorial, continue following our steps below.

To begin, search the business name on Google. The Google My Business page will show up on the right sidebar. Navigate to the lower portion of the page to the hyperlink that reads “Own this business?”. This option will allow you to request access to the business page. Simply click the hyperlink to get started.


Requesting Access to a GMB Account


The following page will notify you that the listing has already been claimed. You are given the option to either recover the page if you are its original owner (and if you’ve lost access to it), or request access to the page as an affiliated user. For the purpose of this tutorial, select the button “Request Access”.

If you are the original owner of the account, follow the Account Recovery guide if needed.

request access to gmb listing

Fill out the following form, which gives you the option to choose the type of access you are seeking (management or ownership), the type of relationship you have with the business, your name, agency name, and phone number.

requesting access to a gmb account

Request Approval to Manage the GMB Account


When ready, hit the “Submit” button to send in your request form. Your request is sent to the current owner of the Google My Business page. Once they approve it, you are given access to manage the page. If the current owner of the page does not approve your request after three days, Google will contact you with an alternative way to verify your affiliation so you can gain access to it. 


submit gmb management request

When your request is approved, you will receive an email that notifies you and directly gives you access to edit the page. Follow the email instructions to successfully begin editing and optimizing the Google My Business page.  Learn more about Local SEO Management on our services page. 

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Written by: Mac Frederick – Local SEO Expert

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