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    Google Local Business Listing Disappeared - Was it Penalized?

    Curious if there is a way to verify why Google would remove an actual local business from the GMB listings. The website does not have a manual action penalty (as verified via webmaster tools) and has been in business for almost 7 years with an actual office, phone and is a real business that has accumulated over 70 Google reviews in 5 years and is now completely out of the maps pack.

    The business still shows as verified via Google+ business login.

    Is there any way to verify if this was flagged somehow, there are constant tests with Google maps going on, but this seems a bit over the top.

    Thanks in advance, I can share url via PM

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    Re: Google Local Business Listing Disappeared - Was it Penalized?

    It appears this may have been more widespread from what I can find on the Google help forum it has impacted quite a few businesses, so the big question is, how do we appeal this?

    https://www.en.advertisercommunity.c...ng/td-p/532042

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    Re: Google Local Business Listing Disappeared - Was it Penalized?

    resolved by using map maker to tweak position forcing google to re-crawl/verify the position, craziest thing ever

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    Re: Google Local Business Listing Disappeared - Was it Penalized?

    That is a great tip. Tweaking the positioning is a great way to "wake it up" sometimes
    John Scherer
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    Re: Google Local Business Listing Disappeared - Was it Penalized?

    I think I've seen other potential uses for that pin move mentioned, but as a head's up for anyone reading this now, that bug should have been resolved already so anyone with similar issues is likely got something different going on that won't be fixed so easily.

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