In February, Google came out with specific instructions on how to move your business within Google Maps/Places/Google+ Local. Yea, I know that sounds confusing and it should be.
Google has revised their own advice today and I wanted to share it with you.
Google's Jade Wang posted in the new advice in the Google Business Help forum. She said, now when you move your business, do the following if you are already a verified business:
- If your business is moving addresses, you should edit your address in your Google Places for Business dashboard or in the Google+ page admin area.
- In some cases, changing your address will simply edit the address on the existing page. In other cases, it will create a new page for the new address. This will happen automatically and is totally normal; don't worry! It might take a week or two after editing your address for a change to show up.
- Please note you may need to verify the new page.
- If a new page is created for your business, you may want to mark the old page (with the old location) as closed. Do so by visiting the page, clicking on Report a problem, and select "Place is permanently closed. Then, in the box that appears, paste the URL for the new page (with the new location), so we can establish a link between the two pages.
This is not a fun process, I personally went through it and just finished having issues a year or so later.
Forum discussion at Google Business Help.