How Do I Delete a Google My Business Account?

If you’re no longer using a Google My Business account, you can delete it. Learn how to delete your Google My Business account in this blog post.

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Introduction

In some cases, you may need to delete your Google My Business (GMB) account. This could be for a number of reasons, such as if you’re no longer using the platform or if you’re no longer in business. Regardless of your reasons, deleting your GMB account is a relatively simple process.

What is Google My Business?

Google My Business is a free tool that allows businesses to manage their online presence across Google, including Search and Maps. By verifying and editing your business information, you can help customers find you, contact you, and learn more about your business.

Why Would I Want to Delete My Google My Business Account?

There are a few reasons you might want to delete your Google My Business (GMB) listing. Maybe you have multiple listings for your business and want to consolidate them, or maybe you’ve decided to stop using GMB altogether.

If you’re sure you want to delete your GMB listing, follow the steps below. Note that once your listing is deleted, it cannot be recovered.

How to Delete Your Google My Business Account

If you’re no longer using your Google My Business account (or you’ve created a new business and no longer need the old one), you can delete it. Keep in mind that once you delete your account, you can’t restore it.

Before you delete your account:
-Make sure that you have the owner’s permission to delete the account. Only owners and managers can delete a listing.
-If possible, transfer ownership of your listing to another manager. This way, your customers will still be able to find accurate information about your business. If you can’t transfer ownership, add a manager so they can edit your listing after you’ve deleted it.
-Back up any information from your account that you want to keep, such as photos or reviews. You won’t be able to retrieve this information after you delete your account.

To delete your Google My Business account:
-Sign in to Google My Business and choose the business location you want to delete.
-Click Info from the menu.
-Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Delete this page.
-Click OK when asked if you’re sure that you want to permanently remove this page? If there are multiple locations associated with your business and you only want to remove one location, click that location in the left panel and then follow these instructions again.

What Happens When I Delete My Google My Business Account?

When you delete your Google My Business account, your business information, photos, and reviews will also be deleted from Google Maps and search. If you’d like to keep any of this information, we suggest downloading it before you delete your account.

How to Recover a Deleted Google My Business Account

If you’ve accidentally deleted your Google My Business (GMB) listing, don’t worry — it’s possible to recover it. Here’s how:

1. Visit https://business.google.com/manage/#/recover.
2. Enter the phone number or email address associated with your business, then click “Submit.”
3. Google will send you a verification code via text message or email. Enter this code in the space provided, then click “Verify.”
4. Once you’ve verified your identity, you’ll be able to fill out a form explaining why you need to recover your GMB listing.
5. Click “Submit” when you’re finished, and Google will review your request. If it is approved, your listing will be restored within a few days.

FAQs

If you’re no longer using your Google My Business account, you can delete it. Once you delete your account, all of your business information will be permanently removed from Google.

Before you delete your account, we recommend that you:
-Download a copy of your business information
-Transfer ownership of your listing to another manager, if applicable
-Remove any other managers from your listing
-Delete any duplicate listings for your business

To delete your Google My Business account:
-Sign in to Google My Business.
-Click Info from the menu.
-Click the pencil icon next to the section you want to change.
-Click Delete this photo or Delete this video. If there are multiple photos or videos, click Delete all X photos or Delete all X videos. To delete all of the photos or videos in a section, click Edit, then click Delete all X photos or Delete all X videos in the section.
-Click Done editing.

Conclusion

While it may be possible to delete your Google My Business listing, it’s not advisable. If you delete your account, all of your data will be lost. If you decide that you no longer want your listing, you can unpublish it. This will remove it from public view, but you’ll still be able to access your account and all of your data.

Resources

One of the most common questions we get from small business owners is how to delete their Google My Business (GMB) listing. This is usually because they’ve moved locations, or they’ve decided to close their business. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself in this situation, here are some resources to help you delete your GMB listing.

Step-by-step instructions: How to delete your Google My Business listing
Video tutorial: How to delete your Google My Business listing
If you need further assistance, please contact our support team.

Further Reading

If you’ve decided that you no longer want your Google My Business account, you can delete it. Once you delete your account, all of your information will be gone from Google Maps and search results. Keep in mind that if you have more than one location, you’ll need to delete each account separately.

To delete your account:
-Sign in to Google My Business.
-Click the menu in the top left corner of the screen.
-Click “Settings.”
-Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Delete.”
-Enter your password and click “Continue.”
-Click “Delete” again to confirm.

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