[2021] How to Add, Change and Remove “Located in” from a Google Business Profile

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[2021] How to Add, Change and Remove “Located in” from a Google Business Profile

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This guide will show an easy way to add, change or remove the located inside of another place information from Google My Business Profile, with step by step screenshots.

“Located in” is a Google Maps feature (not GMB) for those businesses that are inside another, per example restaurants in Hotels, Service departments in Auto Dealers or stores in a Shopping Mall:

Some businesses want to add this information, other businesses are not inside of any business so they want to remove it or are inside of the wrong business and they want to change it. Below you will find step by step instructions for each situation.

How to Add Google My Business “Located in”

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Then open Google Maps and find your business location profile.
  3. Click on the “Suggest edit” link
  4. On the popup box, click on “Change name or other details”
  5. Find the “Located within” field (underneath the location map)
  6. Where it says “Search for place or business”, enter the business/place your business is located inside of
  7. Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box
  8. If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

Google My Business Listing on Google Maps Example
Open Google Maps and find your business location profile.

Step 3

Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Example
Click on “Suggest edit” link

Step 4

screenshot of Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Box
Click on “Change name or other details”

Step 5

Find “Located within” field

Step 6

Enter the business/place your business is located inside of

Step 7

Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box

Step 8

screenshot of Google My Business Contact Support Form Step1 - Select a business
If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

How to Change Google My Business “Located in”

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Then open Google Maps and find your business location profile.
  3. Click on the “Suggest edit” link
  4. On the popup box, click on “Change name or other details”
  5. Find “Located within” (underneath the location map)
  6. Click on the field where you have the current “located in” info, remove and enter the correct business/place your business is located inside of
  7. Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box
  8. If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

Google My Business Listing on Google Maps Example
Open Google Maps and find your business location profile.

Step 3

Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Example
Click on “Suggest edit” link

Step 4

screenshot of Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Box
Click on “Change name or other details”

Step 5

example of the Google Business Profile - Located within field - Filled
Find “Located within” (underneath the location map)

Step 6

Click on the field, remove the old place and enter the correct business/place your business is located inside of

Step 7

Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box

Step 8

screenshot of Google My Business Contact Support Form Step1 - Select a business
If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

How to Remove Google My Business “Located in”

  1. Sign in to Google My Business.
  2. Then open Google Maps and find your business location profile.
  3. Click on the “Suggest edit” link
  4. On the popup box, click on “Change name or other details”
  5. Find “Located within” (underneath the location map)
  6. Click on the field where you have the current “located in” info, remove it
  7. Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box
  8. If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

Step by Step Screenshots

Step 1

Google My Business Sign in Screen
Sign in to Google My Business.

Step 2

Google My Business Listing on Google Maps Example
Open Google Maps and find your business location profile.

Step 3

Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Example
Click on “Suggest edit” link

Step 4

screenshot of Google My Business Listing "Suggest an edit" Box
Click on “Change name or other details”

Step 5

example of the Google Business Profile - Located within field - Filled
Find “Located within” (underneath the location map)

Step 6

example of Google Business Profile - Located within field - Empty
Click on the field where you have the current “located in” info, remove it and leave it blank

Step 7

Click on “Send” at the bottom of the box

Step 8

screenshot of Google My Business Contact Support Form Step1 - Select a business
If after 72 hours Google does not change the information, then you need to ask Google My Business Support to add the “located in” information.

Your business is “in” a State/Region/County instead of City

It is working as intended, it is up to Google Algorithm to decide what to show and you cannot manually change it if the information is correct.

Per the below example, the Plumber is in Tranent in Scotland but because it is on the outskirts, Google chose to show “Plumber” in Scotland instead of Plumber in Tranent.

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