What happens next?
When businesses change ownership, all of the business’s online assets should be transferred. Among these assets is the simple yet essential Google Business Profile (formerly Google My Business Profile). If you’ve acquired a business recently, here’s how to request ownership of your Google Business Profile.
You need to first find the Google Business Profile of the business that you’re claiming ownership of. You can find the business profile either of two ways:
Once you’ve located the business, you should have an option to “claim this business.” The option is under the business’s profile, and requires that you have a Google account.
Click “continue” to proceed with claiming the business. You’ll see a message stating that another person verified the business’s profile. You can then continue to request ownership from the current owner.
Click “request access” to actually request ownership of the Google Business Profile. There’s a short form that must also be submitted.
Once you “request access,” the current owner of the Google Business Profile will receive an email notifying them of the request. You’ll receive a confirmation email for the request.
The owner has three days to respond to the request. They can then do any of the following:
Once you’re the owner of a Google Business Profile, you can immediately start making certain changes. There’s a week-long waiting period before you can delete/undelete profiles, remove other owners, or transfer ownership, though.
And, less time obsessing about your local presence