As of March 30, 2020, marking a Google My Business listing as temporarily closed won’t harm your visibility or SEO efforts. This comes as a huge relief for small business leaders, who are shutting their doors to halt the spread of COVID-19 while trying to maintain their search engine rankings.
Google used to warn people that temporarily closing their business would make them appear with reduced visibility. But now, these organizations will be treated the same as an open business on Google.
If you mark your company as “temporarily closed,” search results will display this message on your Google My Business listing: “Hours or services may differ due to COVID-19.”
We don’t know how long this crisis will last. But you can keep customers informed during this uncertain time with helpful services, business listing updates, and (some) stability.
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