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How to Add Places to Google Maps

This wikiHow teaches you how to submit a missing place's address to Google Maps. You can do this on both the mobile version and the desktop version of Google Maps. If you have a business that you want to add to Google Maps, registering the business with Google will help you do so.

Method One of Two:
On Mobile
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  1. 1
    Open Google Maps. Tap the Google Maps app icon, which resembles a location pin on a map. Doing so will open the map view.
    • If prompted, select an account or enter your email address and password before continuing.
  2. 2
    Tap . It's in the upper-left corner of the screen. A pop-out menu will appear.
  3. 3
    Tap Add a missing place. You'll find this near the bottom of the menu. Doing so takes you to the "Add a place" page.
  4. 4
    Add the place's name. Tap the "Name" text field near the top of the screen, then type in the name of the place.
    • You'll need to spell the place's name exactly as you want it to appear.
  5. 5
    Enter an address. Tap the "Address" text field, then type in the street address of the place. Make sure you include the city, state, and ZIP code if necessary.
    • The more information that you include here, the quicker Google will be able to verify the place's existence.
  6. 6
    Select a place category. Tap the "Category" text field, then tap a category that correlates with the place.
    • You can search for a more specific category by typing into the text box.
  7. 7
    Enter non-required information. You can add the following non-essential information about your place:
    • Phone number - Tap the Phone text box, then type in your place's phone number.
    • Website - Tap the Website text box, then enter the place's website address.
    • Hours - Tap the Add hours box, select days of operation, and then add an open time and a close time by tapping SET OPEN AND CLOSE HOURS and selecting the correct times. Once you've added hours for at least one day of the week, you can add more hours for different days by tapping the ADD HOURS link.
  8. 8
    Tap SEND. It's in the top-right corner of the screen. Doing so will submit your request to Google. You should receive an email regarding whether or not your submission was accepted within two weeks.
    • On some Android phones, you'll tap a paper plane-shaped icon in the top-right corner instead of SEND.
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Method Two of Two:
On Desktop
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  1. 1
    Open Google Maps. Go to https://www.google.com/maps in your browser. If you're signed into Google Maps, you can add a place from this website.
    • If you aren't signed in yet, click Sign in in the top-right corner of the page and enter your Google email address and password before continuing.
  2. 2
    Click . It's in the top-left corner of the page. A menu will pop out from the left side of the window.
  3. 3
    Click Add a missing place. This link is near the bottom of the pop-out menu. Clicking it brings up an "Add a place" window in the upper-left side of the page.
  4. 4
    Enter a name for the place. Click the "Name" text field at the top of the "Add a place" window, then type in the name of the place that you want to add.
  5. 5
    Add the place's address. In the "Address" text field, type in the place's street address. This should include city, state, and ZIP code if applicable.
  6. 6
    Select a category. Click the "Category" text field, then click a category of place (e.g., Restaurant) in the drop-down menu.
    • You can search for a more specific category by typing into the text box.
  7. 7
    Add other information about your place. You can add the following non-essential information:
    • Phone number - Click the Phone text box, then type in your place's phone number.
    • Website - Click the Website text box, then enter the place's website address.
    • Hours - Click the Add hours link, select days of operation, and then add an open time and a close time. You can click Add hours again to add a separate set of hours for different days if necessary.
  8. 8
    Click Submit. It's a blue button in the bottom-right corner of the "Add a place" window. As long as the place that you entered doesn't already exist in Google Maps, doing so will submit a request for addition to Google. You should receive an email confirming whether or not your place was added within a couple of weeks.[1]
    • If the place does already exist, you'll receive a pop-up window with the place's current address.
    • If the pop-up window notifying you that the place exists has the wrong place, you can click SUBMIT ANYWAY.
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  • What do the numbers [466859,17100] mean on Google maps?
    Answered by wikiHow Contributor
    • These are the coordinates of where you are on the map. Other users can use these to see where you have been.
    Thanks! 12 2
  • How can I add a point marker using GPS coordinates?
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    • Search for the coordinates and follow the steps above. It should come up with the right place.
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  • Do I need to pay Google or someone else to add my location to Google maps?
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    • They generally want to make their service as trustworthy and accurate as possible, so they don't charge.
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  • How do I get my labels to show up publicly after I add them to Google Maps?
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    • Google has to approve them first. It might take a few days, but if you get approved, you should be able to see them shortly.
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  • How do I add many street names?
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    • Go to Google maps. On the right side, you should see a little plus next to the words "street names." Click the plus and enter the street name(s) you want.
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  • How do I mark an entire property under a single name?
  • My place is not getting added. Why?
  • There is a wrong marker on Google map positioned on the territory of my company. How do I get it removed?
  • How can I take over a closed business and add my new business there on Google Maps?
  • How do I actually enter new street name? The road shows on the map but it has no name. I do not want to add a place, landmark, etc. All I want to do is to add a street name to the map?
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Quick Summary

1. Open Google Maps
2. Tap
3. Tap Add a missing place
4. Enter the place's name, address, and category.
5. Tap SEND

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This version of How to Add Places to Google Maps was reviewed on October 10, 2017.

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