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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.

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.

To remove a duplicate location in your account:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business
  2. In your "Account summary," click Duplicate locations
  3. Click into the location you want to remove.
  4. Click "Delete this listing."

To remove multiple duplicate locations:

  1. Sign in to Google My Business
  2. In your "Account summary," click Duplicate locations
  3. Check the box for each location you want to remove.
  4. Click the three dot menu icon  and choose Remove.

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.
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