Google Business Profile (GBP) is a tool meant to help customers find your business, and to tell them your story. GBP is a great way to rank high on Google and for many local businesses, Sometimes, having a Business Profile is the only SEO strategy that they have to advertise their business.
But what if one day, you log into your Google Business Profile to find out that you’ve been suspended? Naturally, it can be heartbreaking and even panic-inducing to find out something as big as your GBP isn’t available anymore, knowing that your business will be taking a hit because of the suspension.
There could be a whole list of reasons why your GBP has been suspended, and it may not always be something that you’ve done.
When a suspension happens, it’s time to figure out what in the world happened! Sherry Bonelli wrote a post for Search Engine Journal where she gives us the top reasons that GBP suspensions happen, as well as how can you figure out what rule your profiles violated, so you can fix the violation in your Business Profile. Then, once everything has been taken care of, you can begin the process to reinstate your GBP back to its former glory!