For All of Us Who Have Company G+ Pages

Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by Ben Bowen, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
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    This is crazy and frustrating.

    Here is the article: http://blumenthals.com/blog/2012/12/19/service-area-business-with-a-verified-social-local-google-page-delete-it/#

    I have a merged G+ company page that is working well. I hate the idea of losing it. I even have links to it in a bunch of places.
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  2. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,480

    It's a train wreck. There is a lot of chatter about another, major rollout, so I'm curious as to the direction Places/Local/+ for Business/Whatever goes. In all my years, I can't recall Google managing anything as poorly as this.

    I think it was Duekster who asked the other day about issues with his reviews not showing up and I asked if he was a merged page, as those were the only accounts where I was seeing data discrepancies and issues. I didn't see a response from him yet, so I didn't follow up without knowing what he was dealing with. For all business pages, as of two week ago, I took a completely hands off approach and decided to wait until after the new year to touch any accounts I maintain, but now have some work to do for quite a few merged pages of Service Area Businesses (the SAB in a lot of the articles people will be reading).

    Merry Christmas...
     
  3. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
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    I just have this sneaky suspicion that as soon as I delete they will announce a fix...
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  4. JesseN

    JesseN LawnSite Member
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    I'm just sitting tight until they figure their stuff out. I don't want to make any major changes to my place pages. I've recently set-up operations in a couple different cities with partners and the place pages are all a mess
     
  5. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 7,961

    I did see the question and responded last night.

    There are several google group threads on the topic.

    My problem happened before I merged.

    Oddly enough they used google places to verify the google plus account.

    It is a little frustrating and so I decided it was not that big a deal right now. Google needs to work on their issues.
     
  6. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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  7. JesseN

    JesseN LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    BTW, how did you merge it? I have yet to have any of mine merged. I have verified place pages and verified the G+ pages but no merging yet.

    Did you have to do anything special?
     
  8. Ben Bowen

    Ben Bowen LawnSite Bronze Member
    from PNW
    Posts: 1,085

    You know what- I am actually not sure that they are merged. Both are verified and the G+ is linked to my website, but the place page is what shows up in the local results....

    Either way, according to this, I should delete the G+ page.
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