Remove or report duplicate locations

This article shows you how to remove duplicate locations in your Google My Business account or report duplicate locations found on Google Maps

Learn how to manage duplicate locations from a Product Expert:

Remove duplicate locations in your account

If you add a location that’s already been verified in Google My Business, it won’t appear on Google Maps and will be marked as a "Duplicate location" in your account. (If you see a location listed as "Access needed," it means that another user previously verified this location. You can follow these instructions to request access.)

Before you remove a duplicate:

  • Make sure that you're not removing the location that's already been verified, or else you'll need to verify it again.
  • Update the location you want to keep with any crucial information from the location you want to remove. Once a location is removed, it can't be recovered.

Remove one duplicate location in your account

  1. Sign in to Google My Business
  2. Go to the "Info" tab.
  3. Click "Remove listing".

Remove multiple duplicate locations

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Go to "Manage locations".
  3. Check the box for each location you want to remove.
  4. Click the "Actions" dropdown.
  5. Choose "Remove location".

Report duplicate locations on Google Maps

To report a duplicate location on Google Maps:

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Find the location you want to report.
  3. Click Suggest an edit.
  4. Mark the location as "Place is permanently closed or has never existed."
  5. Select "Duplicate" as the reason.
  6. Click Submit.

Update your business address

Important: Don’t create a new Business Profile if your business’s location changes.

If your business moves, you can update the address in Google My Business so customers can visit your new location. After you update the address, you may be asked to verify it.

When you update your address, you can enter your opening date and post from your new location.
If you want to update an address but you don't own the Google My Business profile, you can request access from the profile’s current owner. You can also report incorrect addresses on Google Maps.

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