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Removing a business from maps

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Hey guys,

 

I've recently started doing some work for a company and they've pointed out that they have a number of clinics listed on Google Maps that no longer exist or have moved location. In the cases where the clinics have simply changed location, they've created a new listing rather than changing the old one, including a case where they only moved over the road so now maps shows the same listing twice! 

 

They do not have ownership of the listings, they were placed by a previous developer, how do we access them to remove the old listings? We can no longer get hold of the previous developer.

 

Thanks all,

 

Ryan

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Removing a business from maps

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I've just tried using the steps on this link... https://support.google.com/business/answer/4566671?hl=en

 

However, when I click on the listing that I want to remove, it doesn't say I need to request ownership, instead it asks me to claim this business, I'm then taken to a page where I tick a box to state I'm authorised to manage the business and it then creates a new listing again? The listing I need to remove is on this link https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Total+Health+Care+Clinic/@52.4978551,-0.3660591,10z/data=!4m8!1m... that location no longer exists but I can't find a way to remove it, can anyone help? 

 

Removing a business from maps

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@Dog and Pig D

 

It seems to me oyu did not understand how Google works - sorry to say.

you can't claim or get the ownership transferred for listings of a moved or closed business location.

Such locatione need to reported as closed.

The procedure as per this link... https://support.google.com/business/answer/4566671?hl=en is for such listing still verified and managed by an owner of the listing  and existing at the location 

It enables to request getting the ownership transferred - with is quti different as to "claim" it.

 

 

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