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Remove verification access for my gmb account

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Hi team,

 

In order to test my gmb api functionality i am creating some dummy locations in my gmb account.

 

I have 2 acounts in my gmb project

1.business account 'xyz' where i have to actually implement gmb api and create locations in it.

2. Personal account(this account name will be same as our user id)- i would like to add few dummy locations in order to test various scenarios in gmb api.

 

When i create new locations in my personal account, it gets created as not published location which is ok for me. But it has verify options to make them visible on google maps.

 

Now i would like to remove verify option for this personal account entirely so that these locations wont get published to google maps.But, i dont want any settings changes in my business account 'xyz'.

 

Will this be possible.if yes, how to implement it?

 

 

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August 2016

Re: Remove verification access for my gmb account

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Hi @anumula b,

 

It’s not possible to turn off verification for locations under a specific account. You can create a separate Google Account or business account for testing purposes to create new locations in Google My Business and not verify them. These unverified locations will only be visible to the user privately and are not eligible to appear across Google, including on Maps, Search, and other Google properties. Therefore, these unverified locations will not be visible to the public or impact your production data.

 

In addition, when you are sending a POST request to create a new location or a PATCH request to update a specified location, if you set the validateOnly boolean field to true, the request is validated without actually affecting the location. Similarly, when you are sending a PUT request to update a specified business account, and set the validateOnly boolean field to true, the request is validated without actually updating the account. You can use this schema for testing changes to location data and business accounts via the API without impacting production data.

 

Thanks,

Terry

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Re: Remove verification access for my gmb account

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Hi @anumula b,

 

It’s not possible to turn off verification for locations under a specific account. You can create a separate Google Account or business account for testing purposes to create new locations in Google My Business and not verify them. These unverified locations will only be visible to the user privately and are not eligible to appear across Google, including on Maps, Search, and other Google properties. Therefore, these unverified locations will not be visible to the public or impact your production data.

 

In addition, when you are sending a POST request to create a new location or a PATCH request to update a specified location, if you set the validateOnly boolean field to true, the request is validated without actually affecting the location. Similarly, when you are sending a PUT request to update a specified business account, and set the validateOnly boolean field to true, the request is validated without actually updating the account. You can use this schema for testing changes to location data and business accounts via the API without impacting production data.

 

Thanks,

Terry