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Preventing my business from appearing on Google Maps

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Hello,

 

I'm sure this is an issue that has been encountered by many people operating small businesses from home, so if anyone can direct me to an already "solved" case or a better place to ask this question, please do.

 

Basically, my issue is that I operate my business from home and since, when I registered with AdWords years ago, I used my home address it appears on Google Maps, therefore making my home address a little too public.  Obviously, this was a mistake on my part at the time, but I'd like to know if there is any way to remove my business listing (and therefore my home listing) from Google Maps.  I recently had someone just show up at my door unannounced and it was rather disconcerting (my business is not a shop or one that has walk-in customers).

 

My business is still operational so I don't want to mark it "closed" and I don't want to remove it entirely from the AdWords landscape...I just don't want strangers to be able to find me on a map so easily.

 

Any advice is appreciated.

 

Thank you,


K

 

 

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Preventing my business from appearing on Google Maps

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Hi there;

Is this an AdWords issue? Or Google my business - business location issue?

Moshe, AdWords Top Contributor , Twitter | Linkedin | Community Profile | Ad-Globe
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Hi, 

 

To be honest, I'm not sure. I think I added the address years ago when I was running AdWords. I no longer use AdWords and would like the address not to appear on maps. Is that a Google my business issue?

 

Thanks!

Preventing my business from appearing on Google Maps

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It sounds as a Google my business issue. I'm moving this thread to the relevant category

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@bottomless cup m

It's indeed a GoogleMyBusiness matter.

And GoogleMyBusiness provides the solution:  Change your listing to a "ServiceAreaBusines" with hidden address 

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