There are occasions when you need to make an edit to a closed Google My Business listing.
With a closed business listing you have to mark the listing as OPEN – wait for this to be applied (if at all) then suggest the edit, wait for it to be approved (normal system process) – then mark it closed again.
Editing a Closed GMB Listing
Note: For this article I have picked a Temporarily Closed listing, however edits to temp closed listings are suspended at the moment, these will be released once COVID crisis is over.
1. Open Listing in Maps
Open listing in maps, has to be on desktop.
2. Suggest Edit
Select suggest an edit and then – change name or other details.
3. Inspect Element
You are now greeted with the Closed overlay wich you would need to mark as Open and wait for approval of edit before making suggested edit.
In Chrome – Right Click – Inspect
Select the closed overlay on screen
4. Delete Elements
Delete the elements for the closed overlay and the normal edit page is now visible.
5. Edit the Business Listing
Make your suggested edits
6. Send Edit
You will still need to wait for normal process of approving the edit BUT the original Closed is still in place.