How To Fix An Incorrect Map Marker On Google

One of the most important Local SEO strategies is having your NAP (Name, Address, Phone number) information accurate in Google Maps. Why is this? So your customers can find you.

Have you ever tried to find a business and you’re guided to the wrong location when using Google Maps or another GPS service? It can be infuriating to the point where you might take your business elsewhere.

To ensure this doesn’t happen to your business, here are some simple steps you can take:

Option One: Fix The Map Marker In Google My Business

If you haven’t already done so, claim your business in Google My Business so you can control the NAP information directly.

Once you’ve verified your business and have complete control, here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to your Google My Business listing and navigate to business information in the menu.
  2. From here you will see a list of business information such as “Business Category,” “Address,” “Phone Number,” “Year Founded,” etc.
  3. Click to edit your business’ address. A pop-up should appear with two sections (your address and the map with a marker on your business).
  4. Click and drag the marker to the proper location and hit apply.

Google should correct that map marker location with 24-48 hours.

Option Two: Report The Map Marker On Google Maps

If you do not own the listing in Google My Business or are in the verification process and need to get the map marker moved, here is the process you follow:

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Search for your business’ listing and open it.
  3. Click the “Suggest an edit” button and then click “Change name or other details.”
  4. Click on “Update location on map.”
  5. Move the Map Marker to the proper location.

If Google believes the information you shared is accurate, your listing should be updated within 24-48 hours.

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