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Google Business Listing - Website URL Not Updating

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1. Veryable, Inc.
2. 6340 Davis Blvd. Suite 200, North Richland Hills, TX 76009
3. 817-988-5253
4.  https://plus.google.com/b/103485535245196555740/103485535245196555740/posts?gmbpt=true&pageId=103485...

 

When trying to update my Business Listing page by adding a website URL, I am prompted that my data updates are pending review. I refresh the page immediately, and the page says its been updated, but the website URL has been removed. The URL I'm trying to enter is http://veryableops.com/. 

 

Please help! Thanks. 

 

Noah

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Google Business Listing - Website URL Not Updating

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Hi @Noah L

 

It could be due to your site being set to block search engines from crawling your site. This is probably due to a setting in wordpress. Within your wordpress admin area you can change this by going to settings > reading and then unchecking the box that says "Discourage search engines from indexing this site". Then hit the 'save changes' button.

It would then be a good idea to utilize Google Search Console to get your website crawled and indexed properly. After Google has crawled and indexed the site I'm guessing you will be able to successfully add the website link to your Google My Business listing.

 



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@Noah L

 

I now have created an article to summarize my findings:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/12otVIWXu3fmZVk3W7PwfySBpg6HZpHtbWNKmvW0R_Ss/edit?usp=sharing

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You are correct, that setting was checked. I also updated the Google Search Console yesterday, and set it up to crawl the website. I assume it would be a couple of days before I could update the URL, as I tried it this morning and it didn't work.

 

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@Noah L

 

Yes, it will likely take a few days. You can help by doing the following:

In Search Console, go to 'Crawl' > 'Fetch as Google' and hit the "Fetch" button (leave the text field blank to crawl the homepage). Then hit the "Submit to index" button and choose the option "Crawl this URL and its direct links"

That will speed up the process of getting your website indexed.

You can check the status by doing this search: https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Averyableops.com

Once the description of your homepage in Google's search results updates and you see multiple pages of your website in the results you should be able to successfully add the website to your Google My Business listing.



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Thanks @Helmut Geissler. However, my site does allow for SSL access. https://veryableops.com works just fine. I'm working through making changes that Tom mentioned above.