How to pause your business online in Google Search

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If you’re running a local business and want to temporarily close your doors, there are steps you can take to make sure that Google news still shows your business in search results. Pausing your business listing is a good way to keep it from showing up as open during this period of time (though if someone searches for your name or phone number, they’ll still see that information). Here’s how you can do just that:

Create a Google My Business listing.

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In order to pause your business listing, you’ll want to create a Google My Business listing. This is an important step that allows you to control what information is displayed in search results for your business name.

Once you’ve created an account on Google My Business and added all of the pertinent information about your company (address, phone number, description), click “add” next to “Businesses.” You’ll see two options: Add or manage existing listings or add new ones. Click on “manage existing listings” and select the appropriate category from the dropdown menu at the top left corner of this page – if there’s only one option available then all good! Otherwise just select whatever applies best for where your company falls into place within its industry sector (usually either “business type” or “service type”). Next click “save” at bottom right corner of page; now we’re ready for step two…

Add or edit a phone number for your business.

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You can add or edit a phone number for your business.

If you don’t have a phone number, add one now. The phone number is a unique identifier for your business, and it enables customers to find you quickly in Google Search. If you already have a phone number on your listing, edit the existing one so that users can access customer support easily by calling this number when they’re searching online.

Phone numbers are not required, but they are helpful for customers who want to contact businesses directly through search results or Maps listings (if available).

Add and verify your website address with Google My Business.

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Add and verify your website address with Google My Business news.

  • Add your website address to your business listing.
  • Verify your website address by clicking on the “verify” link. You can also verify it using a mobile app, like [Google Maps](https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/?pli=1) (Android) or [Apple Maps](https://itunes.apple .com/us/app/apple-maps-for-iphone-and-ipad/) (iOS).
  • Add images to your listing, if applicable; make sure they’re visible at both large and small sizes so they don’t get cropped out when someone zooms in on them!

Verify your business hours so that they show up in Google Search.

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  • Verify your business hours so that they show up in Google Search.

You can choose to verify your business hours, which will allow you to set them for specific days of the week and at certain times during the day. If you don’t want these details to be public, but still want Google Search results with accurate information about when your business is open or closed, verify just the opening time and leave everything else blank (or delete it).

  • Add an image for each listing on Google My Business with instructions for users who are viewing it at a large size (like on mobile devices) as well as one optimized specifically for small screens like those found on phones or tablets.*

Add an image to your business listing that’s visible at both large and small sizes.

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  • Make sure your image is at least 100×100 pixels.
  • Make sure it’s visible at both large and small sizes.
  • If you upload an image from a computer, make sure the file size isn’t too big (1MB or less).
  • If you take a picture with your phone, make sure it’s in focus!

Make sure you have a Google My Business listing(s) for your business.

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You can have multiple listings for your business, and manage them all from one place. To add a new listing, sign in to Google My Business and click Add a location.

To add additional details to your existing location(s), follow these steps:

  • Click on the gear icon next to the business name or address on the list of locations in Google My Business.
  • Choose Edit details from the dropdown menu that appears at the top of this page (you may need to scroll down).

Sign in to Google My Business and click on “Business profile.”

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  • Log in to Google My Business and click “Business profile.”
  • Follow the prompts to pause your business listing, then click Save when you’re finished.
  • To unpause your listing, simply click Unpause next to its name on your dashboard under “My Listings” (or visit https://businesses.google/manage/[business id]/settings).

Select “Update” and follow the prompts to pause your business listing.

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  • Make sure you have a Google My Business news listing(s) for your business.
  • Sign in to Google My Business and click on “Business profile.”
  • Select “Update” and follow the prompts to pause your business listing.
  • Create a google my business listing if it isn’t already there, then add the website address with google my business and verify the hours so that they show up in google search results

After pausing, you can choose to unpause at any time by following the same process above.

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  • You can pause your business at any time.
  • After pausing, you can choose to unpause at any time by following the same process above.
  • You can pause indefinitely or for as long as you want, but we recommend pausing for no longer than 90 days at a time so that you don’t lose visibility in search results.

We hope this article has helped you understand how to pause your business online in Google Search. It’s a quick process that can be done from anywhere, so there’s no reason not to do it!