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Business name not showing up.Tan box what does it mean?

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Our name use to show up and now it doesn't

 

110 Vancouver Pl Sequim WA 98382

 

https://plus.google.com/+GawleyBuildingandRemodelingIncSequim

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@LAUREN G

 

Guessing you need to elaborate your question after taking a look on my screen capture below:

Screenshot 2016-05-15 at 20.00.20.png

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Our name doesn't show with an icon on the map. It shows a house. I have checked all settings.
. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gawley+Building+and+Remodeling+Inc./@48.114399,-123.09239,16.1z/da...

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What does the tan square mean?

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So that link you posted, go back there again:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Gawley+Building+and+Remodeling+Inc./@48.114399,-123.09239,16.1z/da...

Now, zoom out the map. After a few times zooming out, you'll see that there's a big red circle area that shows the area you've selected as your service area. You've got your business set as a service area business, which means your address is hidden, and there isn't a marker on the map. If you think about it, it makes sense because Google doesn't want people driving over to visit a company in person that doesn't take walk-ins during business hours. 

As far as the tan square, looks like that's just another business. Those are called place labels. There are different little icons that appear next to different businesses. A spoon and fork for restaurants, a little shopping bag for retail locations, and a tan square for miscellaneous businesses. In this case, that tan square I'm seeing looks like it's for a company called family funding, a mortgage broker. It's normal to see other business place labels, even if you're looking at the results for just your business. 

Hope that helped!

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we do not mind our address showing and where the house is. It use to show our Name on the map

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The link below shows us as a blue dot but not the name of our business

https://www.google.com/maps/search/deck+builder+sequim/@48.0947267,-123.1094691,11.15z

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@LAUREN G

 

Seems you did not understood the correct answer @james w gave you.

The reason for not getting  a place label are the actual settings in your dashboard - 

you obviously have actually  unchecked the little box "I also serve customers at my business address" 

 

If not checking this box your address will be hidden on GMaps and you also won't get a place label.

 

Its as GMB works 

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@LAUREN G

 

your latter link

https://www.google.com/maps/search/deck+builder+sequim/@48.0947267,-123.1094691,11.15z

doesn't show the public any blue dot at all.

See:Screenshot 2016-05-15 at 21.51.29.png

 

It will show it to you only because as  on your computer it shows your actual location of the logged in account.

Has nothings to do with what Jawes and me refer to as a "Place Label

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