What happens next?
Your customers rely on Google Maps listings to quickly find your business and learn more about what you have to offer. When listings don’t match up with reality, they may end up lost, confused, and turning toward your competitors. To keep that from happening, you just need to remove any erroneous listings as they appear. Here’s how to get that done.
There are many excellent reasons to request the removal of your Google Maps Listings, including:
When you request removal, you will need to select one of these reasons. So, reflect on why you’d like to move forward with this process before completing the steps below.
Google has streamlined the Google Maps listing removal process to make it easier to manage your online brand presence. To complete this task, you just have to move through these five steps.
Start the removal process by navigating to your Google Maps listing for the location in question. You will need to scroll down past the contact information in your business profile. Look for the ‘Suggest an edit’ button.
Click on ‘Suggest an edit’ to start the listing removal process. Then, select ‘Close or Remove’ from the list in the pop-up window. If your business has moved, it might be easier to update the address by clicking the ‘Change name or other details’ button instead.
Select the reason for your edit request to tell Google why you want the Maps listing removed. You can let them know your business is temporarily or permanently closed, for example. Or report the location doesn’t actually exist or any other problem with the listing as it’s currently displayed.
After clicking on one of the reasons for the listing removal request, add any photos you have proving your claim. You can use photos of another business at that location, for example, or show the street signs near where your company now resides. This step is optional, but it can help speed up the listing removal.
Click ‘Submit’ to complete your request. Then, plan to wait up to 14 days for a response. Google will review your reason for requesting the listing removal to confirm it’s accurate. If so, they will remove the listing as requested. Otherwise, they will leave it up and provide you with a notice about their decision.
If you keep a close eye on your listings, you can rest assured that your customers always get accurate info about your brand. Your efforts will help boost your online brand presence and keep happy customers coming your way.
And, less time obsessing about your local presence