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How to Remove Address from Google Business

May 7, 2024

If you’d like to find out how to remove an address from Google Business – whether it’s your business or your personal address – you’ve come to the right place. 

Follow the steps below to learn how to remove your address from Google’s directory. We also show you how to remove a business from Google Maps.

How to Remove Address from Google Business

There are many reasons why you may want to remove an address from Google Business, including if you work from home and would like to maintain your privacy. 

Fortunately, removing an address from Google’s directory is relatively simple. 

1. Log into Google

    First, sign in to Google Business

    If you have multiple businesses, select the one that you’d like to remove the address for.

    2. Go to your profile

      Once your business page pulls up, click “Edit profile” on the upper left.

      Your business on Google

      3. Edit your location

        When the popup window with your business details appears, click “Location” in the tabs at the top of the window. 

        Scroll down to “Location and areas” and find the field marked “Business location.” 

        You’ll see a pencil next to your address. Go ahead and click it. 

        From there, you’ll see a new screen. Click the slider marked “Show business address to customers” to off.

        Google business location and areas - business location section

        How to Remove a Business from Maps

        You can also remove your business from Google Maps. Follow the below steps to do so.

        1. Sign into Google Maps

          Go to Google Maps and sign in with the account associated with your business profile.

          2. Select your business

            From Maps, select your business as it appears. 

            On the left-hand side of the screen, a popup will open with the business details. 

            Scroll down until you find “Suggest an edit.”

            3. Remove your business

              Next, you’ll see a popup with two options. Pick the second option to “Close or remove” the listing. 

              You’ll be shown a new list of options asking why the listing needs to be removed. Pick the one that works best for your situation. 

              Then, click “Submit.”

              How to Set Up a Google Business Profile for a Business Without a Physical Address

              If your business doesn’t have a physical address, you can still set up a Google Business Profile – and you don’t have to share your home address to do so.

              Reddit question - Google Business Profile Without Address?

              Instead, when setting up a Google Business Profile, leave the “business location” field empty. 

              Google allows this for service-area businesses, i.e., businesses that deliver to or visit customers directly, like plumbers or cleaning services.

              Removing Address from Google Business

              While you can remove your address from Google Business and Maps by following the steps above, the address may still be linked to you and thus discoverable online. 

              One reason for this is data brokers, which are companies that collect and sell public information about you to any interested third parties. 

              Luckily, you can opt out of data brokers to prevent them from sharing your personal details, including your address, with anyone who wants to see them. 

              To remove yourself from data brokers and stop your address from showing up on Google Search results, you will need to opt out of every major data broker with a profile on you. See our free DIY guides here.

              You will more than likely need to repeat the process, as data brokers notoriously reactivate profiles when they uncover new information about you. 

              As an alternative to manually opting out of data brokers, consider subscribing to a data removal service such as DeleteMe. Our privacy professionals will opt you out of data brokers on your behalf, and they will do so continuously to ensure your name and address do not reappear on broker databases. 

              Laura Martisiute is DeleteMe’s content marketing specialist. Her job is to help DeleteMe communicate vital privacy information to the people that need it. Since joining DeleteMe in 2020, Laura h…

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