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    Client Went Wild

    Hi All,

    Love the forum.

    I have a client who went wild and created a ton of old verified Google My Business accounts. Most of them aren't legitimate and they may not have access to them at this point. Any strategies on how to go about cleaning this up?

    TIA!

    -FS

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    Re: Client Went Wild

    Depends on what they are and if they're verified. If they're flat out duplicates (exactly the same name, address, phone number) I would probably reach out to GMB and ask them to merge them. If not, read this.

    GMB Support:
    https://www.facebook.com/googlemybusiness/
    https://twitter.com/googlemybiz
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    Re: Client Went Wild

    Hey Joy, they are not duplicates. They are verified unique NAPs.

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    Re: Client Went Wild

    Yikes. Are the addresses all fake then? Or do you have a "moved" business case?
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    Re: Client Went Wild

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyHawkins View Post
    Yikes. Are the addresses all fake then? Or do you have a "moved" business case?
    Mostly fake, yes.

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    Re: Client Went Wild

    K if the listings are still verified, it will take longer to remove them. Probably 3-6 weeks for Google to approve them. You can escalate that if you want to send me a list and I can send them to GMB to remove.

    I would suggest you edit them via Google Maps and select the closed banner and that the place doesn't exist as the option.
    Joy Hawkins
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