I have a business, which I have added as well as verified. I have also added two reviews from my side. But still even after an year, it doesn't independently shows up when I look for my area. For it to ever show up, I have to search for it. This isn't what I expected. What am I missing?

Google Maps screen shot

Here, you can see various places, businesses that show without them being searched for specifically. Mine just won't show up. I have to type in the search box and then it will show up. That's the issue.

  • Does the correct information (hours open etc) show up when someone searches by name? Did you also already set up a G+ page for your business? Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 21:50

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Having Google My Business Page doesn't necessarily mean that your business will show up in Google Maps as a place label (i.e., show on the map without a user searching).

According to Google:

The place labels shown on Google Maps are determined algorithmically based on a large number of factors. One factor these algorithms consider is the accuracy of the business information and the richness of the content associated with the business.

Verifying your business improves the chances that your business will display with a place label.

The key part is that verifying your business does not guarantee that it will show up, but it does improve your odds.

  • Really? Google needs to put some qualifications requirement there for it to show up! Commented Sep 20, 2016 at 7:29

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