This morning, SEO’s and small business owners woke up to a seemingly cruel joke — their business listings GONE from Google! In reality, this wasn’t a really bad April Fools joke from Google (Gmail already had that covered today), but appears to be an untimely bug that is potentially affecting thousands of Google Business and Google Maps listings.
The bug appears to have suddenly removed listings which Google no longer recognizes the address for. To see if your listing is still active, search your business name and address on Google.
Fortunately, the Google Advertiser Community already has a few people jumping on the solution — an easy fix that will get Google to re-verify your address. Here’s how you can get your listing back up:
- Login to Google My Business
- Open the listing that has dissapeared from Google
- Click on the address and slightly move the map marker.
- Click save and re-search for your business on Google.
Your listing should now reappear within a few minutes.
If you don’t have access to your listing or need any help, please feel free to contact one of our friendly internet marketing specialists at (951) 900-4925.