Google My Business helps businesses get listed for free to start building visibility in Google Maps and Google Search in their local community. On GMB, many a times you might find a duplicate listing for your business. It can hurt you.

Google has already published steps to deal with the duplicate listings on Google My Business.

MOZ’s Joy Hawkins has recently published an efrom the Expert’s Guide to Local SEO to help marketers know more about the duplicate listings on GMB.

Hawkins says, “Recently, 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.

Before 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”.

Here’s How You Can Deal with Duplicate GMB Listings

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