Understand your listing status

You may notice that not all of your locations have been published on Google. To check if your location is published:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business
  2. If you have more than one business account, choose the account with the locations that you’d like to edit.
  3. Click Menu Menu in the top left corner, then click Manage locations.
  4. Check the "Status" column for the latest information on your location.

If the status is not "Published", check the information below for more information on how to resolve the situation:

Status What it means How to fix
Pending verification The verification process has begun, but isn't finished. Enter the verification PIN sent by email.
Unverified or verification required We recommend verifying the listing for your edits to show more quickly. If you make edits before your listing is verified, some may still appear on Google after being reviewed.

Bulk verifications of 10 or more locations of the same business:

For a service area business or if you represent multiple businesses:

Published or verified Your location is verified and showing on Google, as it has passed quality checks (see pending review status below). You're all set. No action needed. Learn how to check if your listing is live
Published (with updates) or updates from Google The location is published on Google Maps, and its details have been updated based on the latest information we’ve received. We’re informing you to keep your listing in sync with Google Maps.  Click the location to approve or correct the Google updates. Learn more about Google updates.
Errors The data that you uploaded for the location contains one or more errors. You'll need to fix all errors before your data for the location are published to Maps. Learn more about errors Add the location back into your spreadsheet, upload the spreadsheet and resolve the errors by following these steps. If you're still having issues, please contact us.
Matches found The data you uploaded for the location matches data for an existing location in Maps. Click Confirm location to confirm that your location matches the data in Maps. On the screen that appears, click either Use this location for the Maps entry for your location or Add location if you can’t see your location on the map.
Access needed The location has another verified owner on Google. Each location can only have one verified owner. You have several options to resolve this issue. Learn more about resolving "Access needed".
Duplicate locations The location that you uploaded is a duplicate of a location that has already been verified. Check the locations in your feed to see if the location is already in your account, and remove it if so. Learn more about resolving duplicate locations.
Duplicate addresses This location shares the same address as another location in your account. Give the location a unique address, a unique shop code, or remove it if it already exists in your account. Use shop codes to differentiate locations that have the same address.
Missing shop codes This location is missing a shop code. Shop codes are required to ensure that changes are applied accurately to your account. You can add shop codes manually or include them in your next import. Learn more about missing store codes.
Pending review The location is pending review. Google may also be reviewing an update or a suggested edit to your location. No action needed. Please wait until the review is completed. Learn how to check if your listing is live.
Download not enabled This location cannot be downloaded to CSV without action from you first. Review your business information and complete any other outstanding tasks (e.g. verification, pending Google Updates, etc.) to enable the location for download.
Saving This location is being processed. Check again in a few minutes to see an updated status.
Disabled This location has been disabled due to quality violations. Once you’re sure that your locations comply with our guidelines and include all required information, you can request for their reinstatement.
Suspended The listing or account has violated our policies and can't be accessed by the public anymore.  Owners and managers of your listing can still make edits and appeal to be reinstated. Learn more about suspended business listings.
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