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    Argh I HATE GMB!

    I found out that my client was suspended due to duplicate listings. I don't know where the duplicate came from... the info in it was not as specific as I had put in my listing. Called Google and they had me delete one listing and said the other would be up in 24h.

    That was a week and 4 phone calls ago.

    They have called my client and pretended they needed a roof fixed - yes Dear Google your accent from India and 1-866 phone numbers are dead give aways that you are not a local.

    But the call was had... and 3 days later we are still not up and running "in 24 hours" as has been indicated 3 different times.

    What to do?

    This is a freaking legit biz; no other businesses at this address or phone number. Duplicate (not created by us) was deleted; existing GMB is not spammed... client has Adwords and numerous reviews on 3rd party websites such as Houzz.

    I believe someone mentioned Twitter as a communication source? Or how to get in touch with the GMB team in Michigan rather than India?

    TIA...

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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    Yes, GMB support on Twitter or FB is your best bet. They are usually pretty good at getting things done in a timely manner. However, that all depends on how many requests they get, so you may have to be patient. I personally haven't used phone support for awhile now.
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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    If you're still wondering where to go to actually contact Google, here you go:

    Talk to a specialist
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    Twitter

    I've usually heard back within 24 hours, though as Scott said, sometimes they're busy and it'll take a little longer. I've always heard back within a few days though, at latest.

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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    Thanks! My client's GMB went live again today finally :-)

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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    Awesome! Out of curiosity, did it go live after contacting GMB VIA twitter or Facebook? Or was this a result of your original contact with GMB where they said it would take 24 hours?
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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    I contacted them on either May 29 or 30 via phone...
    removed one listing and the other was submitted for reinstatement. was told it would take 24h.

    Called about 2 days later and was told biz did not exist, etc. They called my client. I missed several calls from Google over a period of days.

    Essentially I called at least 2 more times, always being told 24h... apparently it went live on June 2 and then got shut down again.

    All of my contact has been by phone but I find it frustrating as even when I spell things out, they do not understand... there are major language barriers when speaking with India...

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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    Thanks for clarifying! Glad it was sorted out.

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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    GMB Phone Support has gotten increasingly ridiculous.

    We have a client with 3 duplicates.

    Called into GMB support and got 3 different answers on what to do 3 different times.

    One call asked us to delete one of the listings from the dashboard.

    One call told us it was our fault we had 3 duplicates, they would merge 2 of them but the other should be deleted from our dashboard and would remain a duplicate (really, really surprised me).

    This last one asked us for pictures for the specialist team and would get back to us.

    GMB Phone Support is a joke. It typically always has been but now it's at a whole new level.
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    Re: Argh I HATE GMB!

    Joshua, agreed. Just stick to Twitter support.

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