Temporary GMB Closures

MattF

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Hello,

I own a gym which is under government shutdown Due to Covid-19. I received an email from Google saying my GMB listing has been temporarily closed which I understand is the norm at the moment. Upon receiving this email from Google my local GMB rankings also slipped a lot. I read on Search Engine Land that Google isn’t demoting local rankings due to these automated temporary closures however I have definitely seen this to not be the case as mentioned above.
the business listing is Plus Fitness Morayfield. If I can get some help here would be great.
 

keyserholiday

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I have not seen any cases where rankings have dropped because of Google marking a listing as temporarily closed. Google initially demoted rankings for temporarily closed business and reversed that decision. Google has had some significant algorithms impacting rankings the past 2 months. Brightlocal just noted s big shake up last Friday April 24th. When did your rankings drop?
 

MattF

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I received an email from GMB support confirming my business had been temporarily closed. The same day my visibility dropped around 7 places. Seems strange this happened the same day I received Google's email.
 

keyserholiday

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That is the same day that Google have a major algorithmic update in the maps according to Brightlocal. This update was for two full days.
 

keyserholiday

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Please check out and follow this thread as other users have been discussing several major drops this month.
 

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