How to add a missing place on Google Maps?

You may not know it, but if Google Maps is today filled with practical information, it is largely thanks to the contributors. By the way, you too can contribute if you discover that a place that should be on Google maps is missing.

For example, if a small restaurant that you like is not yet on Google Maps, the process for asking the firm to add this place to the application is very simple.

Add a place on Google Maps from a smartphone

  • If you’re on mobile, adding a new location is done on the Google Maps app.
  • Once on the application, press the “Contribute” button to open the tab dedicated to contributors
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Screenshot on Google Maps “Contribute” tab

  • Then, tap on “Add a place”
  • Next, Google Maps presents you with a form where you can add the information about the place you want to add to the app, such as name, category, opening hours, etc. And if you don’t know the exact address, you can locate the place using the framework of the app.
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Screenshot on the form to fill in to add a place on Google Maps

  • You can even send photos
  • Google will send you an email to let you know the status of the change you submitted.
  • Note that if you are the owner of the place, the app will suggest that you go to Business Profile Manager to create a “Business” account which will allow you to control how your establishment appears on Google Maps and Google Search.
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Screenshot of creating a “Business” profile for business owners

Add a missing address from a computer

  • If you are using a computer, the process is quite similar.
  • You need to go to Google Maps on a browser
  • Once the site is open, click on the menu to the left of the search field
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Screenshot on Google Maps website (menu)

  • If you are not the owner of the place, click on “Add a missing place”
  • Like on the mobile app, you need to add information about the place you want to add. And if you don’t have an exact address, you can use Google Maps to give the precise location.
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Screenshot on Google Maps website (new location added)

  • Once the information is given, all that remains is to send and wait for the email from Google
  • If you are the owner of the place to add, you must click on “Add your establishment” on the menu of Google Maps. The firm will ask you to create your establishment’s listing in order to control how it appears on Maps and Google Search.
Contribution Google Maps

Screenshot of your business listing creation page (for owners)

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