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    Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Hi we have 15 stores we want to transfer over to our main google places account.


    We can only claim them with google places bulk uploader.


    So from what i have read, i have to add each store to the spreadsheet then request bulk upload.


    Since these google places listings already exist, will the listings i create (via the spreadsheet) simply merge with the old ones?


    Or could there be a chance of the creation of duplicate listings (how can you avoid this). And is it necessary to add latitude and longitude points (because you don't have to add them)?


    The goal is to add the old listings into a our Google Places account, and can only use the bulk uploader.


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    George

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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Hi George,

    Sorry I don't deal with bulk upload at all but help folks with Qs about it so may be able to point you in the right direction.

    Just need to clarify something. When you say "these google places listings already exist"...

    Do you mean you never claimed them in another dashboard, they are just live listings Google created? OR do you mean they were claimed/verified already in some other account?
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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Hi George,

    Check out this post. Especially the comment by Nyagoslav - http://localsearchforum.catalystemar....html#post4438
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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Hi George,

    Sorry I don't deal with bulk upload at all but help folks with Qs about it so may be able to point you in the right direction.

    Just need to clarify something. When you say "these google places listings already exist"...

    Do you mean you never claimed them in another dashboard, they are just live listings Google created? OR do you mean they were claimed/verified already in some other account?
    Hi Linda, they are claimed and verified by someone else.

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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Should not dual claim. It's a violation and can cause a myriad of problems. In fact with the new dashboard that's rolling out you won't be able to re-claim listings as you could before. Will have to get support involved.

    So can you tell me more about the situation? Did the client claim previously and now you want to claim in your account to do the bulk upload? Or did a previous marketing company claim and won't give you access? Or???
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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Buquet View Post
    Should not dual claim. It's a violation and can cause a myriad of problems. In fact with the new dashboard that's rolling out you won't be able to re-claim listings as you could before. Will have to get support involved.

    So can you tell me more about the situation? Did the client claim previously and now you want to claim in your account to do the bulk upload? Or did a previous marketing company claim and won't give you access? Or???
    Its a mix some of the listings we want to claim are either - created by yellow pages, or the dealer created them and are unable to delete the listings (lost access, usernames, passwords, etc)

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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    That was going to be my next question - if they could delete from their account.

    I guess only option is to try to do bulk upload. Then contact support to try to get the other accounts unverified. If other accounts have not made edits for a long time it may be a little easier. But either way support will need you to prove you are the rightful owner or authorized by the owner to manage the listings.
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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Thanks Linda, really appreciate your help.

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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Hi George,

    Welcome to my life. I deal with businesses with hundreds of locations that I need to setup/claim. I have just recently spent a great deal of time researching this and talked to Google 3 times over the phone.

    Your best option is to claim them under a new account one by one. Yes, that option sucks.

    You can try the bulk upload spreadsheet (which is very glitchy) and you will most certainly get some duplicates. This option is still way easier to deal with, you just have to be ready to delete the duplicates.

    Good luck out there.

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    Re: Google Bulk Uploader Question

    Ahhh Jason, so glad you weighed in. I know you have lots of experience with this and that experience is golden! Thanks for sharing!
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