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Posted on 05-15-2013

Fixing a Duplicate or Incorrect Chiropractic Business Listing on Google

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Correcting a duplicate listing for your chiropractic practice in Google Maps (Google+ Local) can be time consuming and problematic. However, there are several ways to solve this, and today we will go through two solutions.  

If you are trying to remove a listing, make sure to pay attention to the details when following these steps. You might need to remove a listing because: it has an old business at your location, you have several listings for the same chiropractic business, or there are other individuals or businesses listed.

First, use the “Report a Problem” feature from Google to try to remove the listing. If this is unsuccessful, try a second method using Google’s “Map Maker” option. With this second method, you can see whether or not your edit is approved.

Fixing a Duplicate or Incorrect Chiropractic Business Listing on Google

 

First Method: Report a Problem

  1. Go to http://google.com and sign in to the account where the listing has been claimed.
  2. Go to https://maps.google.com.
  3. Find the listing you want removed.
  4. With the listing selected and the square pop up on the map, click “More” and a drop-down menu will appear. Select “Report a Problem.”
  5. Located at the top, select the option from the list that fits your needs:
    1. Place is permanently closed.
    2. Place is a duplicate.
    3. Place does not exist.
  6. A message box will appear (be very detailed here)
    1. Include the link of the listing that you want to be the only listing at the location.
    2. Include how you are related to the business at hand.
    3. Include the reason to close the business.

Second Method: Google Map Maker

  1. Go to http://google.com and sign in to the account where you have claimed the listing.
  2. Go to https://maps.google.com.
  3. Find the listing you would like to remove.
  4. In the bottom right hand corner of the maps click on “Edit in Google Map Maker.”
  5. Look for the listing which will be located on the right hand side, click on the edit drop down menu, and select “Delete This.”
  6. A message box will appear (be very detailed here)
    1. Include the link of the chiropractic listing that you want to be shown as the only listing at the location.
    2. Include how you are related to the business (ex. Owner, Manager, etc).
    3. Include the reason to close the business (ex. Duplicate, Closed, Not at this location, etc.).

Both of these methods will take time as they are reviewed by real people. Any legitimate requests for changes should be made, but patience is required.

To learn more about Google listings and how to optimize your chiropractic practice’s online presence, call 1-800-IMATRIX today and speak to one of our Internet Consultants for a one-on-one free consultation.

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