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Google My Business Instant Verification without Postcard 2022

Everyone having the presence of his business online will be well aware of the importance of Google My Business Listing Verification. Google My Business (GMB) can cover almost 60% of your Local SEO on its own. So, it is a golden opportunity for everyone to verify their business and list it on Google Maps by using a service named Google My Business.

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So, let’s start now moving towards the Google My Business Verification Methods available in 2022.

Google My Business- GMB Verification Methods

Google wants to help real businesses to showcase their identity proof so that they may be able to list their business online. Google Maps is covering a big part of Local SEO and Google wants to list the real businesses over it. There has been a lot of spam on Google Maps because people use Black Hat methods to verify their businesses over Google My Business.

There are almost 8 verification methods that you can avail of (if Google allows) while verifying your business. Here below is the complete list of Google My Business Verification Methods,

  1. Postcard Verification
  2. Phone Number Verification
  3. Email Verification
  4. Instant Verification
  5. Video Call Verification
  6. Manual Verification
  7. Google Product Experts
  8. Google’s “My Business Program”

So, these are all the verification methods available for GMB Verification but you might have asked me,

Why does not Google show all GMB Verification Methods?

Actually, Google’s Algorithm is unpredictable and AI-based. It will take a look into its own system and will provide you with the Verification Methods available and suitable for you. It is totally up to Google’s Algorithm, no one can predict.

Let’s have small details of each verification method separately, to check complete detail you can check here.

Postcard Verification

Google sends a Postcard having a Six-Digits verification Code in it and you need to enter a valid address where your business is located so that Google may send a Postcard there.

This method is available to every business listing and most authentic ones also.

Phone Number Verification

If you are listing your business with an address located in the United States and add your Phone Number in the US in your listing, Google might give you the option of GMB Verification by Phone Number.

You can receive the text from Google with a six-digit code for your business verification at your registered Phone Number.

Email Verification

If your business is already added to Google Maps and you want to claim it, Google may provide you the option of Email Verification. Your business email may already be registered such as [email protected] and Google will ask you to get the verification code at that registered email address.

This is not available to all businesses and it is up to Google whether it provides you or not.

The Email Verification method will be available only if you have registered your website with Google Search Console otherwise Google will not show you the Email Verification method while publishing your new business.

And, if you already have or someone else has already added your business on Google Maps with your business email then you can claim that business (verify that business) by Email Verification. You must be able to receive a 6-digit code at the email address that has been added to the business information.

Instant Verification

If you already have added your website to Google Search Console and have a really good presence on the Internet like Social Media and Search Engines, Google will not ask you about the verification.

You just need to enter the businesses information and there you go.

For Google My Business Instant verification, follow the steps given below,

  1. Register your website with Google Search Console
    1. Open Search Console
    2. Add your website domain name to Search Console
    3. Verify your website via DNS Verification
  2. Create Social Media handles for your business (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc)
  3. Do a little bit of local businesses citations
  4. Now, start adding your new business on Google My Business (And, most chances are you will get the Instant Verification method)

Video Call Verification

Video Call verification is not directly available to businesses and is not also available globally. If you order the postcard again and again but are not able to receive it for a reason then you may get this method as verification.

You can not order the postcard, again and again, You can order the postcard almost 4-7 times and after that, it will show you the option to Contact Support. Just fill up that contact form and you might get an option to verify your business by Video Call. You can use Hangouts services for video calls.

Below are some things that you need to consider before you request a Video Call verification.

  1. Request for Post Card at first
  2. If you do not receive a postcard then you need to book another postcard again
  3. Repeat the process 5-7 times
  4. You will be asked to fill up a form (Fill up that form)
  5. A support agent will contact you
  6. Ask him to help you to verify your business
  7. See if he/she can provide you Video Verification method

Before making a video call with the support agent make sure,

  1. You are in the balanced-light room (you are not outside)
  2. You must be in your office of the business which you want to register
  3. You have your business documents, bills, etc near you

A Support agent will ask you to show your business name on official documents, business store, and some other helpful stuff. Cooperate with the support agent and after the call, your business will be verified within 24-48 hours.

Manual Verification

This verification option is available as same as Video Call methods. When you have used all your tries for ordering Postcard with a verification code, Google will ask you to contact the Support Team.

Fill the contact form with details as much as you can add. Attach your Business Images also and a detailed description. After 24-48 hours, you will get a response back from Google regarding your business verification.

Google Support representative will contact you via the email that you provided while filling out the form and will ask you to send some helpful stuff related to your business. He asks to send a recorded video of your business often time. So, record a video showing some business documents with your business name, electricity and other bills, your business tax information, an office tour, and a front view of your business office.

If the video is well recorded and you included all the helpful information in the video, your business information will be checked manually by the Google Support team and your business be verified within 24-48 hours.

Google Products Experts

Google launched this program where there are levels such as Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. Google Product Experts can have this option to skip the verification process and can add business listings easily.

You can seek the help of a Google Product Expert if he can help you to verify your business. He will not verify your business without proofs, you have to send him your business proof and he will be able to verify your business from his dedicated Account.

Google’s “My Business Program”

Under this newly launched program, Google partners with big businesses and agencies. If a business is associated with SEO then it is not eligible for this program. If you are chosen under this program, you can skip all the verification processes. Just send the CSV list of businesses needed for verification to Google and these all listings will be verified.

To become a My Business Provider reach out to your Google account manager.

Google My Business- GMB Verification without Postcard

Google’s Algorithm is becoming stronger and stronger day by day. To control the spam over Google Maps, Google now provides other methods of verification to businesses very less than the Postcard method.

If you want to authenticate your business listing in a legal way then you need to verify it by legal methods. There are still hundreds and thousands of listings on Google Maps which are fake and spam. They are registered on an address but there they do not exist in reality.

To verify your GBM Listing without Postcard is not an easy job, if you have other options available then it is easy :). There are some categories where no Postcard verification is required if done rightly. But, we will not share it here because of a lot of spam happening already.

If you do not want to verify your business on Google My Business then you can use other methods (If available) to verify your GMB Listing. You can also contact us if you are stuck in the verification process, we can help you in verification in a completely legal way.

You can use other methods to verify your Google My Business Listing if you can not verify with Postcard such as,

  1. Phone Number Verification
  2. Email Verification
  3. Instant Verification
  4. Video Call Verification
  5. Manual Verification

Our Recommendation

We will suggest you choose the Postcard verification method. If by any issue, you are not able to verify by Postcard and get your business verified by Manual Verification, you will not be able to enjoy the full perks of the Search Algorithm (It is our personal experience).

A business verified by less secure methods will not be ranked easily over search and Google Maps. Sometimes, it will not even show up on Google Maps although it is located there even if you zoom in on that area. It will show on search properly but may not perform well on Maps and not show your business Location Pin (Marker) on Maps.


To sum up, I would like to say that you choose the Postcard Verification Methods as it is our recommended one and safe. Do not go around the fake and spam methods. There are some people who can verify listings without Postcard all over the world but they can guarantee the quality, your business listing may be suspended at any time.

You can also get our GMB Optimization Service if you already have your listing on Google My Business and want to optimize them. We can help you to rank your business up in Local SEO and Local Search Results.

Let’s know what method, did you adopted to verify your business? in the comments 🙂

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