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    Question Business Yet to Open

    I am wondering what I should do with a business that will be opening in a few months but cannot receive mail as of yet. I want to get a Google+ page up and get some activity going, but I want to make sure I go about this the right way.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    Don't really thing you can have a Local page without the business being open, but not sure. Thought this may apply. Take a look at it and let us know.

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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    I wouldn't do it. You run the risk of Google finding out and then suspending the account. It was suck to put all that work into promoting the business and then have Google smack you. Work on citations and promote through social media channels and when the business opens create a G+.

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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    As mentioned above, it's a no-no according to Google:


    • Businesses that are under construction or that have not yet opened to the public are not eligible for a listing on Google Places for Business.


    https://support.google.com/business/..._topic=2794113
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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    Yes the guys are right you can't have a Place page AKA G+ Local page until it's open for business or at most 2 weeks before opening.

    You could however start a brand page - A Google+ Business page but NOT in the local category. Then you could start doing social.

    BUT it would not rank or anything.

    AND the other problem is that if you build up lots of posts, and circles and likes, none of that can be transferred to or merged with the G+ Local page once you open.
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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    Spend this time creating social buzz about the business. G+ local pages are more for giving directions and information to people searching for something right now.

    There's lots you can do do create buzz, though.

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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    I would create all the listings, have them ready to verify at opening.

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    Re: Business Yet to Open

    Not ideal to do it this early because even if he does not verify,
    it will still create a remnant (basically dead) G+ page.
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