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Remove a Business Listing that No Longer Exists

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I can see a Google My Business listing for my company that no longer exists. The company has been gone for 10 years, but I don't have login information for that Google My Business account. In fact, I don't think there is a Google acccount associated with the business because it has the link that says "Own this business?"  

 

Since I can't log in, how can I get the account deleted?  I tried adding it to my new Google account, but it wants me to verify the address by sending me something in the mail. Do I need to go through that step in order to delete it?

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Hi @Jennifer H

 

No, do not claim it, as you cant actually delete it.

 

What is the url of the business page please.



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Hi Tim,

Thanks for your help. I don't know how to get the URL, but if you do a
Google search for "ctech marine surveyors bellingham wa", you'll see the
Google My Business Listing.


Jennifer Hoffman
Plum Marketing Services
www.plummarketingservices.com
(425) 231-1446

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Why does the website still exists, if it closed 10yr ago.

 

Google wont remove if there is still information online about this business.

 

 



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Remove a Business Listing that No Longer Exists

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The website doesn't exist anymore.

 

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Hi @Jennifer H

 

Then we are obviously talking about 2 different sites.

 

Please can you provide the maps url of the listing you say does not exist anymore >> ctech marine surveyors bellingham wa

 

ctech marine surveyors bellingham wa   Google Search.png

 

 

 

 



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Hi Tim,

 

You have the right one, but I pasted the link below as well. The business owner owns a new business called CTECH Premier Marine Services, which is the website that the Google My Business account is pointing to. I don't believe he ever set up the "surveyors" Google My Business Account because he doesn't have any login information. I also think that because the listing says "own this business?"  We have a separate Google My Business account for the new company.

 

Thanks for your help.

 

Jennifer

 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/C+Tech+Marine+Surveyors/@48.7562157,-122.4894588,15z/data=!4m5!3m4...

 

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Hi @Jennifer H

 

Because the website and tel number matches the website, I would simply use suggest an edit, to correct the business page name to the website.

 

Then it will match the website and not the other name.

 

They can claim it when they want to then.

 



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Great, I have done that. Thanks for your help!

Jennifer Hoffman
Plum Marketing Services
www.plummarketingservices.com
(425) 231-1446

Remove a Business Listing that No Longer Exists

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Great, I have done that. Thanks for your help!