Having an online presence is essential for businesses in the modern world. Google is one of the most popular search engines, and having a business listing on Google can help customers find your business more easily. However, there may come a time when you need to remove a business listing from Google. Whether you’re closing down your business or just want to update your information, this guide will show you how to remove a business listing from Google.
Before we get started, it’s important to note that removing a business listing from Google does not delete the information from other websites or search engines. It only removes it from Google’s search results.
Step 1: Sign into Your Google Account
The first step in removing a business listing from Google is to sign into your Google account. If you don’t have one, you can create one for free at google.com/accounts/new. Once you’ve signed in, go to google.com/business and click “Sign In” at the top right corner of the page.
Step 2: Find Your Business Listing
Once you’ve signed into your account, click “My Businesses” at the top of the page and then select “Manage Locations” on the left side of the page. This will take you to a list of all your businesses that are listed on Google Maps and other services such as Search and Maps for Mobile. Find the business that you want to remove and click “Edit Location Details” next to it.
Step 3: Remove Your Business Listing
Once you’ve clicked “Edit Location Details,” scroll down until you see an option labeled “Delete this location permanently?” Click this option and then confirm that you want to delete the location by clicking “Delete Location Permanently.” This will remove your business listing from all of Google’s services including Search, Maps for Mobile, and Maps for Desktop.
Step 4: Confirm Deletion
After clicking “Delete Location Permanently,” a confirmation message will appear asking if you are sure that you want to delete this location permanently? Click “Yes” if this is what you want to do or click “No” if not. If you click “Yes,” then your business listing will be removed from all of Google’s services within 24 hours.
And that’s it! You’ve successfully removed your business listing from Google! It’s important to note that while this process removes your listing from all of Google’s services, it does not delete any information about your business from other websites or search engines such as Bing or Yahoo!. If you need help with removing information about your business from other websites or search engines, please contact their customer service departments directly for assistance.