How to delete a Google My Business listing in 2020

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How to delete a Google My Business listing in 2020

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Transcript: All right welcome back so today we're gonna talk about how to remove a Google my business account so there's really only a couple reasons why you want to delete this account either you have duplicate listings for this location or that you have closed the location or no longer using that page but make sure if you're just moving locations do not delete the account so let's talk about the steps okay so step one I want to just go to business google.com and if you're not already logged in of course log in and then you're gonna click on manage and you're gonna see your locations that you manage listed under there and that's not I'd be pretty simple so you're gonna scroll down and find a man a location that you do manage and in this case I'm just going to choose this location Beauty by Betty and of course you're gonna have to own this in order to do it you can't just have another owner and begin you have admin access to it and then you're gonna close or remove this listing now if you remove it it's just going to remove it from your... See more →

Transcript: Okay in this short video I'm going to show you how to delete a Google my business page the reasons you would want to do this is if you have a duplicate or if you have a page that is marked as spam there's sometimes for SEO reasons you do not want to have a Google my business page so I'm going to show you how to delete that if you need to so the first thing I do is go to google.com slash business and as long as you're logged in it'll take you to the my business page if not it'll ask you to log in but once you get to this section where you can edit your page this is what you'll see sometimes you'll see multiple pages here depending on your situation you may not want some of those pages they may be marked as spam and they may be causing you problems so to get rid of them you would just go to the one that says manage location and once you're in the this screen here the overview screen you click on these three little lines up in the top left corner and then... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "If you’re a small business owner who actively gets reviews, it’s likely that you’ve ran into a case where some of your reviews on your Google My Business listing randomly vanished."
  • "When the review filter runs we always get a ton of business owners posting over at the Google My Business forum complaining about missing reviews."
  • "Here are some things that cause reviews to be filtered: Your customers share an IP address with someone who already left you a review."
  • "Your business offers WiFi that customers connect to and you’ve logged into your Google My Business account from this WiFi."
  • "These don’t generally get caught algorithmically by the filter but people report competitors for doing this all the time at the Google My Business forum and Google removes them."
  • "If you get a soft suspension it means the listing just became unverified and nothing would happen to the reviews but you would lose all your review responses since those were tied to the Google My Business account."
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Transcript: Hi in this video I'm going to look atthree things that no one seems to be doing in Google My Business. By doingthese three things on a regular basis not only will increase your traffic andhelp you rise up in the rankings. But it will also enable you to get ahead of yourother competitors Hi I am Zane from Zanet Design and I helpbusinesses grow their business on the web. I use my 20 years of experience tohelp people like yourself to take your business and to see how you can improveit. Now Google My Business is certainly one of the tools that can really helpyou grow your business when it comes to gaining local traffic. There are manyvideos I've produced in this area, so do make sure you subscribe down below inthe corner and then click the little button or the the bell as well, sonotifies you of the next update. So we're looking at 3 ways in particular that mostbusinesses don't seem to be doing when it comes to Google My Business. Thisis a chance for you to get ahead here. So take each one and try it.Practice it. Go out and and take your website and your... See more →

Transcript: Hi there. In this video we're going tolook at one of the biggest questions people ask about Google My Business. The question is... How do you delete your Google my business entry and we're goingto look at it in the very latest version of Google My Business Hi I'm Zane from Zanet Design and Ihelp businesses and entrepreneurs benefit from my 20 years experience. Nowif you haven't already subscribed make sure you subscribe below in theright-hand corner and again if you press the alarm or the alert key then it willlet you know when my next video is uploaded. Hopefully that's going tobenefit your business in the coming weeks, months and years. So let's justthink for a moment, when it comes to SEO Google My Business is a real gift that'sbeen given to businesses particularly if you want to benefit in a local way andthe biggest question that comes up is what happens when maybe you've put awrong entry and you just want to delete your business entry. So that question. Howdo you delete your Google my business entry. Let's have a look at this if yougo to Google My Business and if you go to the sign-in screen and... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "If you want your business to appear on Google like this, you’ll have to create a GMB listing."
  • "The benefit of creating a GMB listing is that people will see useful information about your business when they search for it on Google."
  • "By creating a GMB listing, information about your business will show up in these services as well."
  • "For example, if you have a GMB listing, people can do a voice search for your business using Google Assistant or request Google Maps for directions-and both services will pull up information directly from your GMB listing."
  • "Your GMB listing will show up when people will search for your business by name."
  • "Like this: Google Maps, a service used by billions of people around the world to find local places, is rich with lists and collections that help searchers discover new businesses around them."
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Key quotes:

  • "Reports show that only 44% of businesses have claimed their Google My Business Listing, putting them ahead of their competitors when it comes to SEO and online visibility."
  • "Google My Business is a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses and organizations to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps."
  • "When a customer searches in Google for a product, business name, or a category, they will find only verified listings and businesses."
  • "For businesses who do not claim or manage their business listing, they miss out on a majority of potential customers."
  • "To set up an account or claim your business, visit www.google.com/business."
  • "If the page owner wants to shut it off for the evenings and weekends, then the direct messaging feature can be changed to reflect those hours! Q&A Feed Google has now added a Questions and Answers section on the Google My Business page, which is exceptionally beneficial for SEO and customers! Since a majority of people ask questions already within Google Search, its recommended to now add the most common questions and answers to the GMB page."
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Key quotes:

  • "It allows you to manage your business name and hours of service, locations, answer and monitor customer reviews, add photos and videos."
  • "Before getting into details about setting up a new business, you should make sure that your business is not already listed in the Google local results."
  • "Make sure the selection you’re making fits your business accurately because this will tell big ol’ Google in which types of searches and categories you would like to be displayed."
  • "This step is needed before your listing appears on Google My Business so make sure you complete it either now, or click the “Later” button if you’d like to skip it until you’ve filled in more information."
  • "Verification for your business listing is needed in order to manage the information you display in Search, Maps and other Google platforms."
  • "Just like the reviews section, Q&As are used by people (potential customers) to ask questions and find out answers directly from the business owners."
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Transcript: Hi welcome to my video and today I'm going to look at some Google my business tips and tricks and some real secrets that maybe you haven't realized are out there maybe they're hidden know why and also to stick around cuz at the end of my video I'm going to look at the three questions that people are asking most about Google my business so let's delve into Google my business and find out some secrets you need to know about hi I'm Zane from zanuck design and I use my 20 years of experience to help you as small businesses entrepreneurs or web designers to see how you can benefit your website from the things that I share with you in these videos now today we're looking particularly my business and some secrets so maybe you're not aware of and things that you can do that will really enhance your particular branding or your website when it comes to small businesses obviously Google is really encouraging people to get their businesses in on the maps and to get them registered and so there are quite a few things that perhaps are hidden away that can really help get... See more →

Key quotes:

  • "A verified and complete profile lets Google know that you’re a legitimate business and makes it much more likely that they’ll list your business in relevant local searches."
  • "Google My Business Posts are a new feature that allows you to publish events, offers, and news directly to your business listing on Google Search and Google Maps."
  • "Google Posts are a great way to help your business stand out."
  • "Finally, Posts improve your customer experience by providing relevant, timely information to anyone searching for your business."
  • "Example 1: Example 2: Our best recommendation is to make your Google post images 1200x900 pixels (4:3 ratio), but make sure they look good when cropped to 1200x675 (16:9 ratio)."
  • "Google is making it easier than ever for your customers to do business with you by allowing you to book appointments directly from your listing."
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