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    Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    There appears to be 2 Google 'MyBusiness' / Google+ pages for a client's ecommerce site.


    Here's a rough guide to how things stand for the 2 Google+ pages.
    (I've obviously made up the page names & emails below)




    1. https://plus.google.com/111111111111111


    the email associated with this is account1@..clientswebsite.com


    The listing is 70% complete with 57 followers.


    There are no videos showing for this.


    There is no associated Gmail, Adwords, Analytics.


    It has ALL the current Google+ posts and an about section.




    2. https://plus.google.com/22222222222222222


    the email associated with this is account2@..clientswebsite.com


    The listing is 25% complete with no followers.


    It has access to the Gmail, Adwords, Analytics properties.


    The Youtube account links back to this page.


    The Google+ page shows ALL the videos, though has no about information or posts.




    What's the best thing to do with these Google+ accounts?

    thank you!

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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Hi Michael,

    Without links to the pages any answer would be a guess at best. Are both pages verified LOCAL G+ pages? Or are they brand pages? Or unverified local pages, or a mix of a couple of those?
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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Hi,

    Here they are

    http://bit.ly/1DO0AVE


    http://bit.ly/17NRxHO


    thank you.

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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelW View Post
    There appears to be 2 Google 'MyBusiness' / Google+ pages for a client's ecommerce site.
    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Hi Michael,

    Without links to the pages any answer would be a guess at best. Are both pages verified LOCAL G+ pages? Or are they brand pages? Or unverified local pages, or a mix of a couple of those?
    I'm with Colan. We can't really help without links. Often when even experienced consultants explain - once we see them we find it's a totally different type of page than what we thought just reading the initial post.

    But the biggie that jumps out at me is "ecommerce sites" can't have G+ Local pages at all.

    Moving this to help and support which is where help requests for a specific listing go.
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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Thanks Michael. Those both appear to be Brand pages.

    In order to not lose all the posts and followers, I would look into reconnecting Analytics and the Youtube channel to the page with all the posts and followers.

    Linda, can you PING someone from the G+ community to take a look at this?
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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Sorry I was typing at same time as Michael, so I never saw those links.

    Colan is right, those aren't Google+ Local pages, so I'm glad we asked for links.

    "What's the best thing to do with these Google+ accounts?"

    I'm not sure what's up with those pages but since they are just regular G+ Business pages can't you just delete the one that does not even have "about". It's just kinda borked I think. So just delete.

    Those aren't like dupes in G+ Local. They won't hurt ranking because neither one will rank. So having 2 does not really hurt much, other than possibly having someone stumble on and follow the wrong page.

    If you need more help here is the link to the G+ Help community, sorry I don't really know much about or deal with regular G+ pages: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communit...85206378551362
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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Michael,

    Do you have the option to connect the page with the followers to Google Maps?

    Connect a page to Google Maps

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    Nevermind, just reread and it's not a Local Business. Sorry Michael!
    Amber Robinson on G+

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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Thanks Colan and Linda for your advice so far.


    Below are some considerations

    a) Page 1 has 3 pages, 2 pages are for sister companies
    b) Page 1 has all current posts and about section
    c) Page 2 is only 25% complete as compared to page 1 which is 75%
    d) Page 2 is linked to gmail, adwords and analytics main account
    e) Page 2 has youtube account linking back to it & shows all videos
    f) Page 2 has no about us page or posts


    My questions are


    1. Which page should I concentrate on?
    2. Should I try to merge, delete or just leave one alone?
    3. And depending on your advice, what steps should I take?

    thank you.
    Michael.

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    Re: Duplicate Listings in different Google+ Accounts

    Just to give you an update.. Google Takeout was suggested by someone in the support forum.

    This hopefully will allow me to transfer posts and followers.

    thanks
    Michael

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