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    Question New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge?

    So,

    I created a new G+ Local listing via the new dashboard... but I did not expect it to automatically create a new G+ Page for the listing at the same time.

    G+ Local Listing:
    https://plus.google.com/112890734838934998669/about
    G+ Page:
    https://plus.google.com/b/112890734838934998669/112890734838934998669/about


    We already had an existing page, which I was planning on merging with the Local listing at some point down the road. But it looks like a wrench was thrown in that plan!

    https://plus.google.com/107342915986571443113/posts

    Can I still merge that page... or would it need to be deleted to avoid having 2? (And loose all the work done on the other page?

    Can I delete the page that was auto-created by Google Local instead, then merge the old page with the Local Listing?

    Thanks,

    Russ

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    Re: New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge

    Hey Russ,

    Do you recall if you created this page in the "Local Business or Place" category - https://plus.google.com/107342915986571443113/posts

    From what I can tell, it doesn't look like it was, and unfortunately only G+ Business pages that are created in the local business category are eligible to be merged with the G+ Local (places) page.
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    Re: New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge

    Colan is right that business page is not set up in local category. You can't merge it or change it so it merges.

    Quote Originally Posted by russofford View Post
    I created a new G+ Local listing via the new dashboard... but I did not expect it to automatically create a new G+ Page for the listing at the same time.

    G+ Local Listing:
    https://plus.google.com/112890734838934998669/about
    G+ Page:
    https://plus.google.com/b/112890734838934998669/112890734838934998669/about
    I think this is some confusion. The 2 links above are the same listing. It's a single merged (or in this case upgraded by Google) Local G+ Business page. Look at the # in the URL it's the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by russofford View Post
    Can I delete the page that was auto-created by Google Local instead, then merge the old page with the Local Listing?
    You created a G+ Local page and Google updated it to a G+ business page. It's not 2 separate listings it's one. So if you delete the G+ page it will delete the G+ Local listing that's in the Places dash as well.
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    Re: New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post

    You created a G+ Local page and Google updated it to a G+ business page. It's not 2 separate listings it's one. So if you delete the G+ page it will delete the G+ Local listing that's in the Places dash as well.
    More on that - http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...dashboard.html
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    Re: New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge

    Ah ha...

    If I am logged in to my Google account where I created the listing, this URL shows a different page:
    https://plus.google.com/b/1128907348...34998669/about

    Notice the /b/ and double CID in the URL

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    When I am logged in I can see a separate page with a 'Reviews' tab such as:

    About Posts Photos Videos Reviews

    When I am logged out I am redirected to the main Local listing page (and can't see the URL with the /b/ in it) and get a different menu, too such as:

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    About Posts Photos Videos

    I guess I assumed that there was a 'listing' and a 'page' at the same time or something.

    ...

    One can navigate to the page with the /b/ in the URL when they are logged in to the dashboard and choose the 'Google+ page' menu item on the left hand side.

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    Meh.

    Russ

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    Re: New G+ Local Listing via new dashboard created G+ Page, now have 2 pages... merge

    Quote Originally Posted by russofford View Post
    Ah ha...

    If I am logged in to my Google account where I created the listing, this URL shows a different page:
    https://plus.google.com/b/1128907348...34998669/about

    Notice the /b/ and double CID in the URL
    I've noticed this as well. Seems to have something to do with being logged in vs not logged in, as you alluded to.
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