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How to delete a business that has moved

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On Google, my business still come up as being open at a building that we no longer occupy. This is a problem because when people are trying to find directions to my business the location that appears is owned by another business or is vacant. I don't want to mark it as being permanently closed because there might be another business there now, it's just not mine. My business is still open it is just no longer at that location. Does anyone know what I should do? 

 

Thank you

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Re: How to delete a business that has moved

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you should report the old location of your bsuiness aas closed - it doesn't matter if at the same location exist other businesses.
Closed means not the address is closed but your business at the location is closed

Have you created for the new address already a verifieed listing with GoogleMyBusiness?
If so there is an option to get the search results for the closed business redirected to the new location.
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Re: How to delete a business that has moved

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I have created a new address. Could you tell me how or where the option to
get search results for the closed business redirected to the new location?

Thanks for you help

Re: How to delete a business that has moved

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created only
or created and verified?
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

Re: How to delete a business that has moved

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can oyu provide links to the old and the new location?
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Re: How to delete a business that has moved

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contact https://twitter.com/GoogleSmallBiz asking them to redirect the closed listing to the new one


Here is a sample to do it very similar for your two locations:

https://twitter.com/JoyanneHawkins/status/697814441614659584
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile