How to Remove Google Business Listing?
I'm actually doing this for a project at work. Is there a way to remove a listing completely from Google or can you only mark it as permanently closed/remove it from account and make it so it is no longer verified?
Second, would I then have to go into MapMaker to remove the listing from Maps, or would I have to mark it as permanently closed?
Re: How to Remove Google Business Listing?
Hi @Jordan H
An owner of the business can delete the business page. In the case that the business is not a well known entity, it will probably be removed without trace. In the case that it is a well known entity, it will have the Permanently Closed label.
This is so users searching for the business will at least know it is closed, and not end up driving there to find its gone.
You can use the suggest an edit to mark as permanently closed if it remains in Maps after removing from account.
Same applies with MM, it may or may not be removed depending on the entity itself.
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