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How To Access The Google Business Site (Complete Guide)

Last updated: Feb 25, 2024

how to access the google business site

How to get the Google Business Page back

What is the Google Business Site?

The Google Business Site is the Google-owned website that is integrated with the Google Business Profile. Google provides this site for users who don’t have an own business website. 

 

The Google Business Page can be found under https://[businessname].business.site

 

The site has limited features but is great for beginners. 

 

Many people are wondering why their Google business website can’t be found on their Google Business Profile anymore. I want to explain to you how you can get it back. 

Where is my Google Business Site?

 

Usually you would be able to access the site by clicking on the standard website field and it would show an additional option to “manage” the Google Business Site. 

 

 

However, users started to report that this option was gone and removed from their profile. See the screenshot below. 

 

 

I’ve found a way to activate the site and get it back to your profile. It’s a little technical but I’m going to guide you through the process without you needing a developer. 

business information website

Access Google Business Page - Step By Step

I’m going to use the Chrome browser on Desktop. If you’re using a different browser, please switch to Chrome for this little hack.

Step 1 - Log in to your Google Profile

Go to your Google Business Profile. You can search for “my business” on Google’s search or go to google.com/business.

log in google profile

Step 2 - Click on “edit profile”

Click on edit profile so that you see the open pop up window where you can edit your profile information.

edit google business site

Step 3 - Check Frame Source Code

Right click with your mouse and select “view frame source”. Don’t confuse this with “page source”. We precisely want to see the frame source code of this pop up window.

check frame source code

Step 4 - Find your Google Business Site ID

The Google Business Site ID is not visible anywhere else, so you need to find it in the source code of this pop up window. 

  • In this source code tab, press CTRL+F on a windows PC or command+F on a Mac to open the search bar.
  • Now type in “data:” (without the “”)

 

Attention: You’ll need to search for “data:” including the colon! The search results will be 200+ if you leave out the “:”. 

  • If you’re on the correct page, the search bar will show you 8 search results. We’re going to need the last one. Please have a look at the following screenshot:
  • Now you’ve found your Google Business Site ID.
  • Copy the ID and paste it to the following URL:
				
					https://business.google.com/site/l/
[insert_Google_Business_Site_ID]
				
			

Just like this

				
					https://business.google.com/site/l/09602100182746436583
				
			
  • Hit enter and marvel at your Google Business Site. The “manage” button that had been removed is back again, too.
website link

It’s basically creating the site from scratch. 

create google business page

Now you can find the site under business.site. Your personal site can be found under https://[business-name].business.site

Here is an example:

If your business name is 24 Hour Plumbing Miami, your business site URL would be https://24hourplumbingmiami.business.site

If you’re using the business site as an additional backlink source and not as the primary website, be sure to not set the site as default when you edit the name. 

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This is how you access and create the Google Business Site. If you have any questions please leave a comment below. 

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Tim Kahlert

Tim Kahlert is the founder & CEO of Hypetrix.com. He is a passionate SEO professional who has been helping agencies and small business owners succeed on local search and Google Maps for the past 5 years. He's regularly sharing high-quality local SEO & Google Business Profile strategies on his channels. Tim is also a contributor to the Whitespark Local Search Ranking Factor Study. Click on the author name or the social icons below to learn more and connect with Tim.

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Zoro
10 months ago

I followed the instructions in the article, the result is that my .business.site site still returns 404 results

Zoro
Reply to  Tim Kahlert
10 months ago

i got to the Business Profile Manager page as instructed, but i can’t find the Publish button on the page, now my site is returning 404 results, what should i do. This is my website: https://gtvseo.business.site/

Eric
Eric
Reply to  Zoro
6 months ago

yup, publish button disappeared here as well 🙂 otherwise this hack works on some profiles where the publish button is still there.

Mendryk Yaroslav
10 months ago

it`s working only if the business has an ability to put goods

Adler James
Reply to  Tim Kahlert
9 months ago

Thanks, Tim for sharing this useful information. I was facing this issue for last two weeks but didn’t find a solution on YouTube and online platforms but finally your blog helped me and I successfully published my business site on GBP.

Bill Hibbler
9 months ago

Thank you so much! That worked perfectly for me.

Bradley Benner
9 months ago

Outstanding. I’ve shared this with several colleagues and it works every time. Thanks for the detailed tutorial, it’s been very helpful.

Shonda Rogers
9 months ago

The result i get when checking the iframe source shows like below with “_gd” nonce=”
Any idea what i’m doing wrong?
<script data-id=”_gdnonce=”37QXXXXXXXXXUdkYBCjliA“>

Hadiwijaya Sasanadi
9 months ago

Thanks a lot for the great tips. I’ve been looking for this since I’m helping my fellow SME in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The Google Business Site is a great help for us. But I don’t know whether Google will continue this services in the future.

Sean
8 months ago

Worked perfectly for me

Will Scott
8 months ago

Tim,
Great post! I’ve used this now half a dozen times, and it’s 100%
Thanks for sharing.

Rylie
Rylie
8 months ago

For step 4, my coding says “verification in process, google is processing your verification, this usually takes a few minutes” instead of having a site ID. I haven’t updated my website for days since looking into this issue. Any ideas?

Scott
Scott
7 months ago

This work great for me. For some reason I had over 200 results but was able to locate the business number. Thank you so much for this hack !!!

Nikki
Nikki
6 months ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing this. It looks like it is working to enable the creation of a new business.site.

Die Dorpshuisies
Die Dorpshuisies
6 months ago

You are a godsend! Thank you so much for this!

Isreal
5 months ago

Wow, this is great! The only way I was able to find this was to delete the website URL in my profile and save it, then Google would offer the free site. However, I did not want to trigger a re-verification over it.

robert stack
4 months ago

Hi Tim
The google web page is is created . Just want to use it as a backlink. So I only put a link in the body of the web page and not add the web site on GMB (Web site link area)

Philip b
4 months ago

additional backlink source and not as the primary website, be sure to not set the site as default when you edit the name

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