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    Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

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    I have some hot news for all you dupe hunting, troubleshooting consultants out there!

    As most of you know Google Started Removing Unverified Listings July 28th.

    However, she's only removing some of them. Shell pages - those that were generated by the system from 3rd part data. However she's just removing them from view - they are still out there in the database so they can still cause ranking problems. You just can't easily find them with regular or G+ searches any more. (Explained in post #21 at link above.)

    So the important thing to know is that if you search the standard ways, for dupes or have a ranking problem and search for closed listings or other problems, you likely won't find these problem children.

    So to find them you have to search in Map Maker now. However you can't easily get from MM to the G+ L listings to see if they are verified or unverified.

    So troubleshooting, as of the 28th got a lot harder - BUT now will be a little easier again.

    H/t to fellow Google Top Contributor "treebles" for letting us all know via email last night.

    If you do lots of research, troubleshooting and dupe hunting, this is a big win!

    What do you think?


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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    I love this!

    Thanks for breaking the news Linda!

    Have you heard any announcements from the Map Maker team?
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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    Not yet. Have not had time to look for one either though. Just rushed to share the news.

    I need to leave for Dr appts this AM, so if anyone finds out anything more, please share below.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    I love this!

    Thanks for breaking the news Linda!

    Have you heard any announcements from the Map Maker team?
    There likely won't be any interim announcements except for Leads and reopening Map Maker for reviews then editing. I suspect there will be a few changes that will be detailed when things are reopened for reviews and editing.

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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    Thanks Andrew!

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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    Is there an official reopening date for Map Maker?

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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    Just saw this since I was traveling last week. I love it! I'm going to do a write up on it soon!
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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    This is a good move by G. Thanks for sharing this Linda!

    Casey, can't wait to see the writeup - make sure you post it to the forum once it's done!
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    Re: Breaking: Map Maker Now Shows Verified Check Marks - Easier Dupe Hunting

    If a listing shows verified but the business name does not show on the marker and instead it is just "A" for instance, do you think there is an issue? How do you get the business name to show up next to the marker?

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