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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post

    So for now the step I would take to replace doing the phone # search in MapMaker is:

    1. Go to Google.com, search this string: "(512) 219-8999" "plus.google.com" "about" "review"
    2. Add & Filter=0 to the end of the search URL string

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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    What's best practice now for deleting dup listing? Delete from G+ account? What about Mapmaker? Any additional work to make sure its REALLY gone?

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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    @Matthew - depends on the case. I wrote an article that covers most of the scenarios I've run into. If I left one off, let me know.

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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    I had not had time to recheck this til now, but the keyword stuffed Chiro pages from the 1st post have been removed.
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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Joy,

    Could we just use sitelus.google.com and do the same thing? Or are there different versions (https://plus.google.com for example) that would leave that out?

    Also, when you say "unverified listings that aren't connected to maps" does that mean the old Google+ brand pages? Or do you mean another type of page?

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    Joshua,

    Yeah, I'm talking about brand pages or technically Google sometimes calls them unverified local pages. Either way, they are Plus pages that are NOT connected to maps so they don't really matter.

    I've made some notes below.

    1. Go to Google.com, search this string: "(512) 219-8999" "plus.google.com" "about" "review"
    Adding "About" makes it so that you don't get a dozen results for every tab on the same page. For example, the post tab or the videos tab. This way you only get the same page once.

    Adding "review" in the query eliminates all those non-verified brand/local + pages that don't matter.

    2. Add & Filter=0 to the end of the search URL string
    This is key for getting all of them. Google filters things that are too similar so they might filter 4 pages that "look" like the original.
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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Whoa you are a rockstar Joy!

    I was just doing research for a post and was comparing API results with:
    "(512) 219-8999" "plus.google.com" "about" "review"

    And they both found 2 listings.

    I had forgotten to add the no filter parameter.

    Just did the search again with & Filter=0 added and found 4!
    2 were filtered and hidden, even with the API.
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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    Joshua,

    Yeah, I'm talking about brand pages or technically Google sometimes calls them unverified local pages. Either way, they are Plus pages that are NOT connected to maps so they don't really matter.

    I've made some notes below.

    1. Go to Google.com, search this string: "(512) 219-8999" "plus.google.com" "about" "review"
    Adding "About" makes it so that you don't get a dozen results for every tab on the same page. For example, the post tab or the videos tab. This way you only get the same page once.

    Adding "review" in the query eliminates all those non-verified brand/local + pages that don't matter.

    2. Add & Filter=0 to the end of the search URL string
    This is key for getting all of them. Google filters things that are too similar so they might filter 4 pages that "look" like the original.
    In your experience is this exhaustive for all the dupes? Or do we still need to approach Mapmaker?

    You're awesome Joy!
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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Joshua,

    I still use MapMaker to find listings at the same address because that method above only really works for listings with the same phone number.
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    Re: RIP Map Maker Phone Search - Local Dupe Research Just Got A Lot Harder

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    Joshua,

    I still use MapMaker to find listings at the same address because that method above only really works for listings with the same phone number.
    Perfect, makes sense!
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