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Is it possible to delete a business location?

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Hi,

 

a few of our offices moved locations and I am currently updating everything (Getting new locations verified, uploading pictures, etc.) and starting to enjoy the "Google My Business" functions more and more :)

 

I am just wondering if it is somehow possible to remove / delete old locations from Google Maps, rather than just mark them as permanently closed?

 

I think it is confusing for someone searching our business and getting ~10 results and trying to find right one in terms of address and contact details, rather than just having the the exact 5 locations our business is at with updated information.

 

Please include the following with your question:
1. Full business name = Röhlig Australia Pty. Ltd.
2. Current business address = different for each location
3. Current telephone number = different for each location 
4. Google+ URL = different for each location

 

Thanks for feedback / tips :)

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September 2016

Re: Is it possible to delete a business location?

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hi Carl

Google will only remove listings that are duplicates, spam or should never have existed in the first place (online only business for example mistakenly sets up Local page).

The Permanently Closed locations will drop off the search results in time however, especially as you build up your online trust again with Google in your new locations.

Priya Chandra, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Re: Is it possible to delete a business location?

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hi Carl

Google will only remove listings that are duplicates, spam or should never have existed in the first place (online only business for example mistakenly sets up Local page).

The Permanently Closed locations will drop off the search results in time however, especially as you build up your online trust again with Google in your new locations.

Priya Chandra, Google My Business Top Contributor
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Re: Is it possible to delete a business location?

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Hi Priya,

okay - thanks for the reply / info anyway! :)

Will try to work on our 'online trust' then in the hope that permanently closed locations will disappear at some stage.

cheers
Carl