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Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps listing

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I am a photographer who works on location so I do not have a storefront. Google maps currently displays my home's address and my personal phone number. I've had several not so pleasant calls, and with a young child I worry about anyone being able to find my home. I really would like to remove my business from google maps, or if I am able to, would love to just remove the address and phone number.  

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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Hi @mariabrzl530

 

Could you provide the URL ?

 

If it is in Google Maps, then this is a local business page. Did you create / claim / verify it. If so you can log into the account and in the address section select >> I serve customers at their location ( which you do ) you can then add an additional phone number.

 

The other option would be to mark it as permanently closed, which shows it being closed.

 

If you provide the URL we can check if its claimed / verified and how best to proceed



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Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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I am in the same situation. Do I need to verify it first before i remove the address? I've asked to have it verified, and I hope once it is, I can remove the address. Is that correct?

Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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Hi @Dominique B

 

When you claimed it, you could make all the changes before verifying it.

 

However, now that you have asked for the postcard verification, wait until this arrives. Then verify and switch to >> I serve customers at their location, which will hide address.



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Thanks, @Tim Capper . I've changed it (just verified it), but how can I check to make sure that it's hidden? (my address still shows up.)

Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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Oh if you find out let me know. I still haven't heard any answers to solve this issue

Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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Hi @Dominique B

 

Whats the business page url or the full business name  ?

 

 



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@Tim Capper - it's Dominique Angle Photography

Thanks of your help!
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Re: Remove business OR address and phone number from google maps lis

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Hi @Dominique B

 

Yes its all hidden >> https://plus.google.com/102378948522226484176/about

 

But Cricky, how about adding some images to your page, not a great display for a photographer

 

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@Tim Capper - thanks so much! Yes, it looks terrible!!! hahaha...OMG. I really do need some pictures! I'm still figuring out the google plus business page, which is why it looks the way it does! Thank you for all your help. I really appreciate it.