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    Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Hi,

    I've searched the archives, and I can't find a good state of the art of this question.

    As a consultant, What is the best practice for claiming multiple places accounts for a different customers.

    - I'm running into hurdles creating new gmail accounts
    - Purchasing gmail accounts didn't work
    - I tried to get new phone numbers through twillio (didn't work).

    what are some of the best practices here, and what are the risks?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Hi HoosierBuff,

    Best practice by far is clients domain email. info@mysite.com or whatever.' Google prefers it and and it can help if there is an account conflict.

    And user their existing actual local number. Not a new # bought from somewhere. That breaks NAP.

    Most mature businesses at this point already have a claimed Place page, so you just need to get their log in and manage in their existing account.
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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    HoosierBuff-

    I'd like to expand on what Linda noted, and suggest the ideal way to manage multiple client listings involves both:

    1) using the client's domain email as the owner, and
    2) adding your own account, or bulk management account, as a page manager*

    *Settings > Manage listing access > Add Managers > [your manage email] Invite new manager

    While your clients' own email accounts provide the best source for ownership, adding yourself as a manager, or having your client(s) add you as a manager, allows you to share control of page posting and settings (with multiple clients) without them having to share their personal email information.

    Within a single dashboard, this also allows you the manager to globally access all of your clients' # of followers, latest post dates, verification status, insights and make necessary updates and edits to business details.

    I would also make the suggestion to each client that their owner account be sufficiently personalized (e.g., profile pic, "works at" ..., "lives in" ..., etc.).

    Hope this helps
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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Seems like your problem runs a bit deeper than the logistics. Which niche are you in? Creating Gmails, using Twilio is all stuff that works just fine to claim profiles and such, or so it has for me in the past. I get the feeling there is something more to this that you aren't sharing. Give us more detail and perhaps we can provide more insight.

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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierBuff View Post
    - I tried to get new phone numbers through twillio (didn't work).
    why didnt this work?

    twilio plus openvbx works great for this, very easy and cheap to setup new numbers

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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Sounds like she is doing lead gen, and not client work. Why would you use twilio numbers and buy gmails?
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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    dont ask dont tell

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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierBuff View Post
    what are some of the best practices here, and what are the risks?
    Best practice with no risk is to do it straight up and use the client's domain email as Google suggests.

    Seems like you aren't regular consultant doing things the normal way, but are trying to find a way to get around things.
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    Re: Claiming multiple places accounts for different companies

    Record postcount from HooserBuff

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