[2021] How To Change Years In Business On Google

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[2021] How To Change Years In Business On Google

Google My Business profiles now show the number of years in business, a great feature for local businesses. In this article, I will talk about this feature and how you can add/change “Years In business” on Google through Google My Business.

What is the “Years in business” feature

This feature started to appear in September 2020, but only in February 2021 Google officially launched “Years in business”.

Even though any business can add it, for now, it is only showing for service businesses:

Google Statement: “Add an opening date to your Business Profile to tell customers when your business first opened, or will open, at its address. Learn how to add an opening date.

While the “Opening date” feature is available to all businesses, eligible services businesses may find the “Years in Business” label in Search.

How to Change “Years in business” on Google

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. On the left-hand side menu, click “Info”.
  3. Almost at the end, you will have “Add opening date”, click on the pencil to edit this field
  4. Enter your opening date
  5. “Apply”.

Change Years in business on Google – Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

screenshot of Google My Business Info Button on the Main Menu
Click on “Info” – Left-hand side Main menu

Step 3

screenshot of Google My Business Info Section - Add Opening Date Field
Click on the Pencil next to “Add Opening Date Field

Step 4

Enter the opening date, Year and Month are required and Day is optional

Step 5

screenshot of Google My Business Web Dashboard - Info » Address - Apply button
Click on the Apply button

Years in Business Examples on Google

Years in Business Notes

If the business hasn’t filled out this field on Google My Business, Google is defaulting to showing that the business has been open for less than a year.

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