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    Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    All but one of my clients have been upgraded to the new Places dashboard.

    I'm curious to know why the last client is still stuck w/ the old Places dashboard?

    I'm a bit hesitant to create a G+ page in fear that they could lose their reviews.
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Hi Chris,

    One of the big reasons I think listings get stuck in old dash, is if the listing has a hidden merged dupe. But I'm sure there may are other reasons as well.

    My listing is still stuck in the old dash. No hidden dupes but I did a manual merge right after they announced it and BEFORE they let us know hidden address listings should not merge. So I don't know if that's the reason. I have not pushed it because I don't really use the listing and I have my test account if I want to check something in the new dash.
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Do you recommend that I create a Google+ page? Would that expedite the process?

    They're non existent in the local results... only organic.
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Def would not at this point. Google has been saying for a long time don't create a separate G+ page and merge it.

    But if they aren't ranking in the pack and should and you are sure there are no other problems then there is a good chance there is a hidden merged dupe. Have you looked for all the symptoms to see if that's a possibility?
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    I have multiple accounts in the old dash still. Some are multi location businesses, some aren't.

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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Thanks Ty.

    Yes, Chris I think there is a small percentage that are not upgraded yet. Multi-location and probably ones with Dr dupes are likely among the remaining that Google is having a hard time figuring out how to upgrade.

    So it might seem like you have one that's stuck but I think that's just how your listings shook out. My best guess is that 10 - 15% are still not upgraded but I have a feeling we are getting pretty close to everything converting soon.

    But Chris, just so you know, getting to the new dash or getting upgraded to G+ won't help the ranking issue. There is something else keeping that listing out of the pack I suspect.
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Every single one of my accounts is still in the old dashboard. Most are multi-location businesses but a few are single locations.

    Everyday I log in wondering if today is the day. It never is...

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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    I should clarify- the client is in the 7 pack, but only for less competitive keywords.

    Speaking of less competitive keywords, the client is in the 7 pack, but is the only local listing without a link to their G+ page (since they don't have one).

    https://www.google.com/search?q=invi...alnut+creek+ca

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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Yep Chris. I think I guessed right. Pretty sure they have a hidden merged dupe.

    That could be holding back ranking on competitive terms AND holding back their upgrade.

    Tell tale sign???

    Old dash only give you 5 cats. They have 13.

    So pretty sure there is another claimed listing somewhere which is a violation and can cause all kinds of probs in addition to ranking penalties and tying up their updates.
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    Re: Anyone still stuck in the old Google Places dashboard?

    Linda,

    I read through the thread http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...ap-issues.html and followed your instructions about logging in to AdWords Express.

    There's only one business listing displayed in the AdWords Express dashboard.

    If there's a hidden merged dup, would there be more than one listing?
    Chris Ratchford
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