Our Google My Business listing of is still pending after verification

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Our Google My Business listing of is still pending after verification

This question was submitted on 23rd October 2020 to the Google My Business Help Community Forum.

Details: “ I got verified in google but my business is still in pending.”


Some listings may need to be reviewed manually by Google and, due to covid-19 limited services, it may take a while for it to be reviewed by Google.

Normally, this happens because:

  • Your business category is considered prone to spam (e.g. locksmith, Garage Doors businesses) or an issue for public safety (e.g. Drug Rehabilitation centers)
  • Your business name is suspicious with keyword stuffing (e.g. business name with the category and/or city name)
  • Your business address is suspicious
  • Your business type is normally a service area business and you didn’t hide your address or normally operates from a physical location and you hid the address

How to remove a Google My Business Listing from Pending status after verification

Only Google can remove this status from your profile, if it’s still pending after 3 weeks you should contact Google Support, check here how.

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