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    Question Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    For some reason my photos are showing a circle with a minus sign and I cannot change that from being my profile picture. I have tried to figure out this problem for hours and no one has figure out a solution it seems over at the Google support forum. A lot of other people are having this problem also. Any ideas?

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    This is normal when you delete photos from the dashboard. Did you recently delete some photos?
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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    I have been deleteing and adding pictures to get a image in the far left hand corner (the Profile Picture spot). But no matter what I do it keeps the same circle with minus sign image. This image replaced my profile picture to weeks ago for whatever reason and I have been unable to change it back. Now I have a ton of these minus sign images... this issue is driving me crazy haha.

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    Just give it some time and they should go away. Go ahead and report them to try and speed up the process if you haven't already done that.
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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    Thanks Colan,

    That's good, I was wondering if they would away on their own. My profile picture has been like that for weeks, I wasn't sure if I needed to do something on my end. I'll go ahead and report them; hopefully they'll get removed soon.

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    You may want to empty the trash. Hover over the Icon on the left to open the pop out menu and select Photos. It will bring up the full photo album interface.

    Chose More from the nav bar and then trash. You can empty the trash there or restore photos.

    You don't have to be an owner, this feature is available to Managers as well.

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    I emptied the trash bin earlier today hoping that would get ride of the minuses. Maybe I should have restored the images instead.. I think there is an issue with the business listing images syncing with the Google plus images... I am not sure though.

    ---------- Post Merged at 05:27 PM ---------- Previous Post was at 05:13 PM ----------

    Would reporting images effect seo? I went from the first page to the fourth page after I reported the images.. what a mess this is. Why does google make the image in maps different than the profile image you have anyways?

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    I think the change in rank is coincidental.

    Once you delete the photos, it takes time; days, maybe weeks. Don't get excited.

    Usually the profile image ends up on the Map. Remember Google is trying to figure out how to integrate the photos from the Places Dashboard too. It's been a mess since they upgraded the pages to G+.

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    Thanks Keenan,

    I received the new Google maps today and it seems like company rankings have been all over the place. So it most likely is coincidental. I'll wait this out and see how things go.

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    Re: Google Plus Picture Issues (minus signs everywhere!)

    Hi John, sorry I could not help via email earlier. Thanks for posting.

    I don't know much about image problems specifically so wanted you to benefit from guys like Keenan and Colan who are in the trenches more than I.

    It seems though like recently I saw a post by Jade about this problem. Do you guys remember that?
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