Vanessa M.

October 7, 2021

in Google My Business

Have you been struggling to verify your Google Business Profile (formerly Google my Business) for some time now?

If you're in Africa, I know how frustrating it can be waiting tirelessly for that postcard to arrive before you can verify your account.

Let's be honest, that postcard may never arrive and you don't want to be stuck waiting for it before your business profile is verified.

In this post, I'll show you how to verify your Google Business Profile (formerly Google my Business), especially if your business is located in Africa.

PS: This verification process is only for businesses in Africa. If you are outside Africa, you can simply request to have the postcard sent to you.

Google recently renamed it's local listing platform Google My Business (GMB) to Google Business Profile (GBP or GBProfile as I like to call it.)

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Start here: Watch the tutorial

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Before you continue, read this!

Before your GBP account is verified, it will be vetted and approved for verification by our team. One of the criteria to be approved is having a registered business and providing proof of business registration.

If for some reason your business is not officially registered in your country, kindly chat with our support team on telegram and provide any proof that shows you own the business you are trying to get verified.

PS: Your application might be rejected if we do not receive valid proof of business ownership.

If you have a registered business, scroll down and continue with the verification process.

Steps to verify your Google Business Profile

Step 0: Set up your business profile on Google

Before you proceed to verify, ensure you have a GMB account already. If you don't, follow the instructions here to  set up your Google Business Profile.

PS: Ensure you use a valid email (Gmail account) for this.

Set up google my business account -1

Step 1: Grant Ztallion access to your account

The next step to verify your Google Business Profile is to grant us (Ztallion) access to your GBProfile so we can verify it. To do this, use this code: 5638486463 to grant us access.

Watch the video above to learn how to do this.

PS: You can only do this using a desktop or laptop and NOT your mobile phone.

Grant Ztallion access

Step 2: Fill out the GBP Verification Form

The second step is to fill out the GBP Verification Form and provide us with proof of business ownership.

This is the most important step in the verification process and should not be skipped, else we will not be able to verify your business profile.

Fill the GMB verification form

While filling out the GBP verification form, you will be asked to provide proof of business ownership because we need to be sure you own that business. 

Type of documents to send as proof of business ownership;

  1. Business registration documents,
  2. Invoice/receipt showing your business name and address on it.

The following will NOT be accepted;

  1. Fake / photoshopped business registration documents
  2. Logo
  3. Picture of your GMB dashboard
  4. Personal identification documents like passport, National ID, driver's license, etc.

Access the GBP verification Form here --> GBP Verification Form

Step 3: Join the GBP support community

The final and most important step is to join the GBP support community to ;

  • get updates on your verification status, 
  • get support from our team of GBP experts,
  • ask questions and learn how to increase visibility for your business and drive sales using your Google Business Profile.

Join the community here --> GBP Support Community

Other Resources

Wait 5/10 working days after applying and then check if your Google Business Profile has been verified.

Check If Google My Business is Verified - Vanessa Mbamarah

Now it's your turn!

I've shown you how to verify your Google Business Profile without a postcard. Now it's your turn.

Give it a go! This will take less than 3 mins to complete.

Did you encounter any difficulties while applying to verify your GBProfile? If your business is not officially registered in your country, we can also help you verify your business on Google.

Comment below and let me know!


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  1. My business is offering Science tutorials both virtually and physically. I haven't got it registered so I have no business document. How else can I partner with you for Google business verification.

    1. Hey Chymist, that’s not a problem, we can help you verify your Google My Business account. Can you please provide us with some proof that shows ownership of your teaching business? You can provide us with a receipt, invoice, or any other document.

      Please chat with our vetting team and share these documents with them.
      Here’s the link to chat with them on telegram -> http://t.me/ztallionn“>

  2. My dating blog on Instagram has not been registered yet. So I am yet to be verified. I really need your help.biz name 'fada mingle' '@9jasingles.mingle' on Instagram.

    1. Hello GeeTee, we have outlined the steps to help you verify your Business profile in the article above. I’ll recommend that you read through it again and follow it.

      1. Hi Vanessa, I have just submitted my filled form and also sent the invitation to Ztallion to have access to my GMB.. I don't have a business registration document yet, so I attached a receipt as proof.

  3. Thank you so much Vanessa!

    I just went on YouTube to search how to verify my google account and I found you channel I watched and followed your instructions and links.

    I'm very grateful, verifying my business account has been a huge headache since 2019.

    1. Hi there Onyenze, before we can verify your business, we’ll need you to provide us with some proof od business ownership. A receipt, invoice etc. Kindly chat with our support team here -> t.me/ztallionn

  4. hello,
    i was at romeo golf , we spent a great moment with you during that training ,
    thanks a lot for that. i was watching the video above you said there is a link which explain people how are freelance how to verify them business account but i did not see it could help me for that

    1. Hello Patrick.. As a freelancer whose business is not yet verified, we will need any form of evidence that shows you own that business and that it exists. You can share those documents with our support team here – t.me/ztallionn for vetting.

  5. Hi Vanessa,

    I was looking to very my business on Google but dit not know that a postcard wouldn't be delivered in my country (Angola).

    I will appreciate a lot if you help me out on this verification.

    I have just follow all the required steps and filled the form. I am waiting for your support.

    Kind regards

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