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    Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    If a Google+ company page was set up as a brand page, because it really offers services to anyone, anywhere, like most SEO companies, then is it possible for Google users to post Google reviews for it?

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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    Hi Tim. Brand pages don't have the review option, only G+ Local pages do.
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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    Yeah.... I was afraid of that.

    Based on (apparently bad) advice I received on the Google+ For Small Business community, last year, I did create my SEO company page as a "Brand page",

    Now that I have a few clients and would like to ask them for reviews, I find that they cannot leave reviews for my business because the page is a brand page.

    That's no bueno.

    Is there a way to convert a "brand page" to a local one? It looks like virtually all SEO companies use local pages, and I just missed the boat here by using a brand page.

    If not, is there any real risk in just creating a second, "local" page for the business and then phasing out the brand page?

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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    In your case you do work with some local customers, not just national right?

    There are 2 ways to go. An easy way and a harder way. Depends on if you have built up followers and have lots of posts and stuff on your brand page and want to keep it. That's the harder way. Let me know so I don't waste carpal explaining if you don't care too much about the brand page.
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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    In your case you do work with some local customers, not just national right?..
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    There are 2 ways to go. An easy way and a harder way. Depends on if you have built up followers and have lots of posts and stuff on your brand page and want to keep it. That's the harder way. Let me know so I don't waste carpal explaining if you don't care too much about the brand page.
    I would be ok with abandoning the brand page. There are a number of posts there but only a small number of followers. The posts are all just shares from blog posts on our website.

    Shall I just create a new "local" page to replace the old brand page, and then delete the brand page?

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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    Well technically there is not anything wrong with having both. But it's unneeded and could cause customer confusion. Plus ideally you want your social on the same page with reviews.

    So yes I'd just do that.
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    Re: Can a "Brand" page receive Google reviews?

    Here is a link that talks about converting a brand page to a local page.

    Google Now Allows Brand Pages to Become Google+ Local Pages - Local University

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