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    Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    When creating a new G+ local page and creating a new G+ profile first, who do you use as the name for the profile? The business owner?

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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Are you referring to the Google+ personal profile, Chris? If so, yes, I would use the name of the business owner.
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Will I have to create a gmail account then when I first create a Google account for the owner? or can I associate a different email address? eg. owner@ownersdomain.com ?

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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    No, I believe that you can use any email address to sign up for a new G+ personal profile. I would definitely recommend using a branded email address for everything.
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Thanks David, it would appear that before creating the G+ profile I first need to create a Google Account, which by default they want you to create a gmail address in this process.

    I found that you can do that by using this link - https://accounts.google.com/newaccount so you don't have to have a separate gmail account.

    I think this should do the trick to get me a Google Account, and then I can set up the G+ profile.

    How do you typically navigate this process? Do you:
    1. create a Google Account for the client with the owners branded email address
    2. create a G+ profile using the owner branded email
    3. create a Local page using a generic branded email


    I guess I'm just confused as to which Google Account typically gets used.
    Do you use a generic address, places@brandedemail.com to create the Google Account and G+ Personal Profile?

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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    You definitely want to use the same email address for everything, Chris. That keeps things simple and you and your client won't have to keep track of a few different IDs and passwords. It will also allow you to keep everything in one account.
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Thanks David! That was my plan, the Google Account creation process just threw me for a loop.
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Anytime. Hope it all goes smoothly for you.
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Me too!! Just working on my first Local SEO client optimization. Hoping I do well and they start appearing in results. Currently they don't appear at all anywhere so figured this would be a good beginning
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    Re: Business owner used for G+ profile when creating new Local page?

    Hi Chris,

    Good luck with your 1st client. Sounds like they have nowhere to go but up, with your help!

    However think you may be starting off on the wrong foot even thinking about G+ if you are just getting started. Even if you had lots of experience, top experts and even Jade from Google say merging Google+ Local with G+ is just too buggy yet and it's best to wait. Plus many businesses don't even qualify to merge yet.

    Please see this post: http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...rge-whats.html

    I'd strongly recommend just getting their G+ Local page (the one that used to be called a Place page) optimized and hold off on merging with G+ for now. The G+ L page is the one that's going to rank in the search results.

    Just learn G+L which is guarantee is the most complicated, convoluted thing you've ever dealt with. I've done really complicated stuff like selling high end lasers to Dentists and even demonstrating them on live patients. This is like 100 times more complicated. You'll have your hands full just learning G+L.

    There are lots of problems once you merge with G+ that greatly complicate everything further! Many of the problems have been around since August and Google still has not figured out how to fix them because it's just new uncharted territory.

    So just do G+ Local in an account that uses an email address from the client's domain. Get that done and ranking and make sure to read the guidelines and study to ensure you do it right.

    Don't worry about G+ now. But when ready you can do a G+ Profile and biz page on that same account. Just don't merge with G+ Local or verify the G+ biz page yet.
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