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We handle GMB for a business with multiple locations who also have multiple managers on their listings .The managers keep removing the store code Google requires. It is my understanding that this can/will make the listing not appear in Google Search/Maps? 


IS that true and if so, can you provide documentation?  I was looking in "Help" and it doesnt really expand on what happens if codes are removed from the GMB dashboard.


Thanks in advance--

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Re: Store codes

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Hi @Barra T


Store Codes are used for Bulk Management Upload and has no bearing or affect on the actual listing in Maps or Search, it is only for your own internal management.


Also if they remove in Dashboard >> they should appear again if they were added via bulk upload spreadsheet.


If these managers are just managing their own stores, then you have a few oprions:


1) Send a memo to tell them to use the Card View instead of List view


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2) Remove them as managers and change them to communication managers, this way they cannot make any edits like that.





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