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Advanced verification FAQs

How will Pinkerton use my information?

Any information provided to Pinkerton, a third-party provider of corporate risk management services, is strictly confidential and solely for the purposes of advanced verification. Learn more about Google's advanced verification policies

Will this impact my web search ranking?

No. This only impacts whether businesses without storefronts show up in local results on Google Maps and the Knowledge PanelLearn more about local search ranking

What if I don’t pass advanced verification?

If your business doesn’t have a storefront and you don't pass advanced verification, your business listing won't be eligible to appear on Google Maps or the Knowledge Panel. This will not affect your web search ranking on Google.

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