Colan Nielsen

LocalU Faculty
Jul 19, 2012
Hi All,

I look after a service area business that we have selected the "Do not show my business address on my Maps listing" box.

I was checking out the listing on MM and noticed that the address is visible.

Is it normal for Map Maker to display a businesses address even though it's been selected to hide within the Places account?

Linda Buquet

Local Search Expert
Jun 28, 2012
Hmmm, good question and good catch Colan.

Just checked my listing which has had address hidden since whenever the guidelines changed. March or whenever it was.

Google Map Maker My address is showing plain as day.

So much for privacy! Because the original reason for that option back when it was SIMPLY AN OPTION, was if you wanted to hide your address for privacy reasons so customers did not know where you lived.

When I get time I'll check others as they come up to see if that's consistent, but looks like addresses may show in MM regardless of Places setting.

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