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    Google Begins Auto-Upgrade of G+ Local Listings to Google+ Business Pages

    Linda & Mike - from what I've been reading you guys have been saying that if you want to merge manually, you'll need a personal g+ profile. However this isn't consistent with what I'm seeing. Is this just a recommended practice? or are we saying that you HAVE to have a personal g+ profile? We...
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    Interesting. I think when I had seen this in the past, I assumed that you needed to create a G+ profile in order to add the social functions to the place page. Do we have any idea when this stopped being necessary?
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    Tyson - I'm a little confused by what you're saying. In my experience, all +Business and Places pages have the option to have reviews left on them. The only time I can think of when you cannot leave reviews on a page would be when a +Business page is first created and it has not yet been...
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    Yep - I can't imagine how else it would have happened.
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    I haven't received any emails from Google to that account unfortunately. I had assumed that this is where they were headed because I think people referred to the 'manual merge' as a temporary solution that businesses could perform ahead of time, but that eventually Places, +Local, +Business...
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    We take detailed notes for each of our clients and we never noted that we merged the page - we also update the listing for our clients using our own Google account for each client, so there's no way that the client could have done it on their own. I can only assume that Google did it. Have you...
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    Seeing New Dashboard Listings merged with Google+ Business Pages - Anyone else?

    Is it finally happening? I logged into a client's new dashboard account today and was greeted with this: I have never merged this listing with a G+ Business page, and this email address doesn't even have a Google+ profile associated with it, yet it is still able to manage the business as...
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    Google Places Troubleshooter MOVED

    If you guys have tried using the troubleshooter recently, you may have noticed that the link we usually use for the troubleshooter takes us to a generic "support" page , found here: https://support.google.com/places/ After a little bit of poking around though, we found that the same...
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    Creating a +Business page without using a personal account to create it.

    Sincerest apologies if anyone has posted this question before - I assume it must be fairly common but I was unable to find an answer. Is it possible to create a +Business page without using a personal account to create it? The situation is this: My company would like to start providing...
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    New G+L Listing

    Hey Joshua, I've experienced a similar problem with at least 50-100 of my clients. Could you do something for me? I know you're not allowed to disclose your clients' information, but go to maps, do a search for your client, and zoom all the way into where their business is. If they are a SAB...
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    Head's Up! New Google Maps Update Coming - May Affect Local SEO

    So Linda, When this puts me out of a job, can I come work for you?
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    BUG Warning - Check Address to be Sure Still Hidden

    I just selected "Other." It seemed the most appropriate.
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    BUG Warning - Check Address to be Sure Still Hidden

    This was happening to one of my SAB clients and we just let Google know what was happening through the "Report a Problem" button on our listing. The address was hidden 6 days later. Not sure if this would happen across the board but it worked for me in this case. I'm still testing a few more...
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    Do You Use GeoTagged Images for your Local Listing?

    So what is everyone's process when using Geosetter and/or Picasa/Flickr/Panoramio? Do you believe that adding meta information including lat/long and keywords etc. to images BEFORE adding them to GPLACES via the dashboard has any effect on placement? Otherwise should we just treat...
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    Business not showing up for categories in maps, only for Phone / Biz Name + City

    Thanks Colan and Flash, So would you guys say that that the only thing I can do for now is to sit tight and wait for Google to fix this "Old Listing acting like a new listing" problem that Linda pointed out? One of the things that confuses me is why some of my categories would show up...
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