Claiming a Google Places listing

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Let me get this right, you can actually "claim" a Google Places listing that isn't your own if the listing hasn't been verified yet? I just went in and it merely asked me for my email account information even though I wasn't the business owner. I didn't claim it because I don't know why I would.

How is this possible or am I missing something? I'm trying to think from Google's perspective on why they would want someone who doesn't own the business to claim someone else's listing.

#claiming #google #listing #places
  • Profile picture of the author rbrShorty
    You can claim any page on the Internet, but still if you don't verify your ownership over it, it doesn't mean anything
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  • Profile picture of the author ChristineCobb
    Google is either going to call the phone number or send a post card to the business address with a verification code. Like rbrShorty said that is the way the business ownership is verified. And no, Google does not want a non-owner to claim the listing
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