Didn't work. Here's the situation.
A "friend" created a Google My Business listing for the business owner who knew nothing about SEO in 2014. The friend will not transfer it to the rightful owner. I have the CID of the existing listing.
So, we created a new listing with the owner, but Google...
Hello everyone. I am sure this problem occurs all the time.
The client cannot remember the credentials (email address & password) used to claim his Google My Business listing. He remembers claiming it in 2014 and had the PIN number letter mailed to his address for verification.
We can provide...
I am working with three established businesses. I requested a post card verification for each one. It has been over 4 weeks with nothing mailed on any of them. Suggestions on what steps to take next please?
I can see all 19 categories in the Map Maker link.
Is it correct to say that Map Maker compiled the 19 categories from the dupes?
If that's the case, I would think Google technical support should be able to see the dupes and unverify or "disconnect" them from the real listing.
I want to be sure we all learn from this as correct Google listings are important for ranking.
I reread the entire thread to see where or how you knew this might be a symptom of a dual listing but it is not clear to me how you might know. The only thing I can find is your quote here:
Instead of calling Google, why wouldn't you do this first?:
Claim the listing on MapMaker
Make the appropriate edits to the categories
Submit and see what happens
Not being argumentative. Just thinking through the options.