What You Need to Know About Duplicate GMB Listings [Excerpt from the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO]


Posted by JoyHawkinsRecently, I’ve had a lot of people ask me how to deal with duplicate listings in Google My Business now that MapMaker is dead. Having written detailed instructions outlining different scenarios for the advanced local SEO training manual I started selling over at LocalU, I thought it’d be great to give Moz readers a sample of 5 pages from the manual outlining some best practices. What you need to know about duplicate GMB listingsBefore you start, you need to find out if the listing is verified. If the listing has an “own this business” or “claim this business” option, it is not currently verified. If missing that label, it means it is verified — there is nothing you can do until you get ownership or have it unverified (if you’re the one who owns it in GMB). This should be your first step before you proceed with anything below. Storefronts Do the addresses on the two listings match? If the unverified duplicate has the same address as the verified listing,
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