Understand recommendations for potential business owners

If Google believes you’re a potential business owner or manager, you may occasionally get recommendations to manage that Business Profile on Google. 
You can add your business on Google at no charge. After you add your business, you can use Google’s tools to help expand your online presence. Google’s tools include functions like replying to reviews, customer messaging, an online product catalog, and more. 

Opt-out of business recommendations

You can customize where business recommendations are suggested to you.
If Google believes you're not a potential business owner or manager, you may be notified to create a people card and appear in Google Search results. Learn more about people cards on Search.

Turn off recommendations in Google Maps

To turn off recommendations across all businesses:
  1. When a business recommendation appears, select Menu Menu
    • Alternatively, select Info View site information.  
  2. Select Stop seeing this question.

Turn off recommendations and their notifications in Search results

To turn off Search results based on your account activity and other Google products, learn how to turn off Web & App Activity.
  1. On your mobile device, open the Google Search app Google Search.
  2. Tap More Moreand then Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
  4. From the list, tap Business listings.
    • Turn off Business listings.

How recommendations work

Google uses various factors from your Google Account’s Web & App Activity to determine whether to display recommendations. Google also uses these factors to predict whether you may be a business owner, manager, or if you’re otherwise affiliated with a particular business on Google.
Your Google Account’s business personalization settings don’t affect this experience.
Get help from Small Business Advisors

Want to receive one-on-one guidance and tailored recommendations on how to make the most out of your Business Profile? Try booking an appointment with Small Business Advisors.

Important: This service cannot troubleshoot issues, including Business Profile verification or suspension, or Google Ads billing.

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