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I have deleted a google+ page for business... why are reviews and address still showing on search?

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Information from the deleted page (address, reviews, hours) still show up when searching the business name. When search for business name + "google+" i get a few hits but all 404's. Is it just taking a while for Google to permanently remove these outdated information? Or will reviews always be there?

 

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Re: I have deleted a google+ page for business... why are reviews and address still showing on searc

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Hi @Tako Y

 

When you delete a business page, you don't actually delete it, rather you delete your ownership of the business page. It will stay in Maps for quite some time, until Google cannot find any corresponding data to say the business exists.

 

You can mark it permanently closed, remove all and any references to it online and it will fade away, how long, not entirely sure.

 

If it was a duplicate, or an old address, you can ask business support to mark as Moved to your new business page.

 

https://support.google.com/business/contactflow

 

 

 

 



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Re: I have deleted a google+ page for business... why are reviews and address still showing on searc

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Thanks Tim. I see a few options now: Permanently Closed, Never Existed, Spam, Private, Moved elsewhere, Duplicate.

Is any of these options can get my reviews removed? Our business has moved somewhere else but we've gotten a new name/branding so wanted to start fresh.
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Re: I have deleted a google+ page for business... why are reviews and address still showing on searc

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Hi @Tako Y

 

As i said above you wont be able to remove. You can mark as closed, but if it is not closed I doubt it will disappear in maps because there will still be online ref to the business.

 

You can create the new business page with address and branding and leave the old one as closed, or have it marked as moved by contacting business support. If you mark as moved, the reviews may follow to the new page.



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