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    Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    Hi,
    I removed a duplicate in Map Maker. However, it still shows up as "Permanently closed" after I enter the name of the business (an old one).
    https://www.google.pl/search?biw=127...GQ&ion=1&rct=j

    Is there any way to completely remove the old G. listing from index and Maps?

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    Re: Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    No, that's showing as intended. Google does not remove pages anymore (they made that announcement a little while ago), but instead marks the page as "Permanently Closed."

    If this was a duplicate, then it should be merged into the correct page. If the business relocated, then it's not actually a duplicate and the closed notice is correct. That page would only show for branded searches, not general queries so as long as you have the correct location optimized you should be ok.
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    Re: Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    I had the same problem. The duplicate profile didn't merge, was marked as "permanently closed" and came up in the results instead of the open location profile associated with the account. It only got resolved by calling support.
    RH

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    Re: Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Rohrback View Post
    No, that's showing as intended. Google does not remove pages anymore (they made that announcement a little while ago), but instead marks the page as "Permanently Closed."

    If this was a duplicate, then it should be merged into the correct page. If the business relocated, then it's not actually a duplicate and the closed notice is correct. That page would only show for branded searches, not general queries so as long as you have the correct location optimized you should be ok.
    Thanks Eric! Wish we could mark a best answer here. I would have done that on your post!
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    Re: Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    I've answered that same question so many times that's become my default response

    True duplicates are an issue and should be merged, but old locations won't. If you're questioning what's a dupe and what's not... Yext put together a nice webinar explaining - follow this link to the thread

    Hopefully that helps a little!
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    Re: Deleted duplicates show as "Permanently closed"

    Thank you for the answer!

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