Monday, 8 June 2015

How to move a pin on Google Maps for My Business?

I’m interrupting my original planned flow of posts, since I’ve been asked a few times now, how to move a pin on a Google Map for a Business.

Pins on Google Maps

Some of you have now realised that your pin is in the wrong location on Google Maps, for whatever reason. For instance
  • You might have moved business premises and you just forgot to let Google know,
  • Or your place of work is different to your registered business location now…
Our random (and uncharacteristically unscientific) analysis suggests that around 70% of the businesses we have seen so far (in the UK) either have a pin in the wrong place or have unverified sites or generally contain incomplete or inaccurate information on Google Maps and their business page.
That’s an extraordinary statistic (hence the reason for the blogs) considering your business location is used for local searches (e.g. nearest jewellery shop or nearest pharmacy with night opening hours or nearest plumber etc).
This is your data and you need to fix it as soon as possible. Remember
  1. it’s simple to do
  2. you can do it yourself
  3. it’s free
So here’s how
1 Log in to Google, and go to Google Maps. Find your business on Google Maps.
2 Click on the top left corner on the main menu icon hamburger icon and click ‘Report a data problem’ and follow the instructions.
(Alternatively if you don’t see the main menu icon, look for the help icon help icon  in the bottom right).
It might take up to 4 weeks for the data to be changed.

And that’s all there is to it. Don’t miss the boat. If you want to get the best from Google for your business keep reading….

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