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Why Your GMB Was Suspended, and What You Can Do!

Google My Business (GMB) is a crucial tool for small businesses looking to boost their online presence and attract more customers. A recent report by Whitespark has highlighted the top reasons why GMB pages might get suspended, which is why it's crucial for small business owners to be aware of these factors and take the necessary steps to avoid suspension.

One of the most significant risk factors for GMB suspension is having a false address, such as a PO box or virtual office. It's important for businesses to ensure that their address is accurate and matches their physical location.

Another risk factor is an association with other suppressed listings or having multiple profiles with the same phone number, which can lead to suspicion of spam activity.

Fake reviews on GMB can also lead to suspension, so businesses must ensure that they are collecting genuine reviews from their customers.

Keyword stuffing in the business name is also a red flag, as it can be seen as an attempt to manipulate search results.

If your Google My Business (GMB) account has been suspended, it's important to take action immediately to dispute the suspension and regain access to your account. The first step is to review the reason for the suspension and address any issues that may have caused it. Once you've resolved any issues, you can submit an appeal to Google through your GMB account. Be sure to provide as much information as possible and explain why you believe your account should be reinstated. This could include evidence that your business is legitimate, such as photos of your physical location or documentation showing that your address is valid. You can also provide evidence that any reported violations have been resolved. It's important to be patient during the appeal process, as it can take several days or even weeks for Google to review and respond to your appeal. In the meantime, it's a good idea to review your GMB listing and make any necessary updates to ensure that it complies with Google's guidelines. If you need assistance with disputing a GMB suspension or managing your online presence, EZlocal's team of experts can help.

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