GMB removing website from listing for non SSL?

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We've seen a couple instances where our client's website was removed from their Google My Business listing. This resulted in a drastic drop in web traffic. We noticed the sites were not SSL compliant. Once SSL was applied, GMB accepted the website listing once again. Wondering if Google is getting more strict in their need for secure websites.
 

Colan Nielsen

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Hi Jim,

Welcome to the Local Search Forum!

Yes I think GMB is becoming stricter with secure websites being used inside GMB. Another problem that I have seen cause issues is when you update your SSL but forget to update the URL inside GMB. So now you have a re-direct which Google explicitly calls out as a no-no in the GMB guidelines.
 

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