How to Resolve Duplicate Listings on Google

Table of Contents

  • Why You Should Resolve Your Duplicates on Google
  • Before You Resolve Your Duplicate Listings on Google
  • How to resolve duplicate listings with the same business name, but different address
  • How to resolve duplicate listings for service-area businesses
  • How to resolve duplicate listings for professionals/practitioners
  • How to remove a duplicate location in your account:
  • How to remove multiple duplicate locations in your account:

Why You Should Resolve Your Duplicates on Google

Duplicate listings violate Google’s Guidelines. It’s important to resolve duplicate listings for a number of reasons.

  • When you have two or more listings on Google, the information provided can be confusing and conflicting to searching customers and to Google itself.
  • Google may not always show the listing that includes the most accurate information for your business.
  • Reviews may be left on multiple listings, which reduces the count for each individual business listing. This can negatively impact your ranking.

Before You Resolve Your Duplicate Listings on Google

Before Resolving Duplicate Issue First verify Your Google My Business Listing

How to resolve duplicate listings with the same business name, but different address

Contact with Google Through Mail or Tweeter Or Call to @GoogleMyBiz or  1-844-491-9665.

How to resolve duplicate listings for service-area businesses

  • If both locations are verified, be sure you are the owner of both listings.
  • If you are not the owner of both listings, contact Google My Business so they can merge the two listings. Contact Google via Twitter or phone: @GoogleMyBiz or 1-844-491-9665.
  • If you are the owner of both listings and only one listing is verified, select the unverified listing and click Suggest an edit. Mark the listing as Permanently closed, and then select the reason as Private.


How to resolve duplicate listings for professionals/practitioners

  • Google has defined a number of “public-facing professionals”. These include (among others) doctors, lawyers, dentists, realtors.
  • If multiple public-facing professionals work out of the same practice or office, Google lets these professionals create their own unique Google My Business listing.
  • If the professional leaves to work at a different practice or office, Google needs to be informed of this change.
    If a duplicate listing exists for a professional that is not defined by Google as public-facing (i.e. hygienist, nurse, practitioner), you must click Suggest an edit and mark the listing as Permanently closed with the reason Never existed.

How to remove a duplicate location in your account:

  • Log into your Google My Business account.
  • In your Account Summary, click Duplicate locations.
  • Click into the location you want to remove.
  • Click Delete this listing.

How to remove multiple duplicate locations in your account:

  • Log into your Google My Business account.
  • In your Account summary click Duplicate locations.
  • Check the box for each location you want to remove.
  • Click the three-dot menu icon and choose Remove.

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