Change Google Profile associated with Google Local Place?

JanetJanowiak

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Is it possible to "unclaim" (former employee) a business listing on Google Local and claim it with another profile (the actual owners)? I have the login information for both Google accounts.
 

Colan Nielsen

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If you are talking about removing a listing from the Google Places dashboard, it's pretty easy.

To remove from the old account, click "delete" on the listing from the dashboard and then select "[SIZE=-1]Remove this listing from my Google Places account."
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Make sure you strip down the old listing (down to it's NAP + 1 category).

I would claim and verify the listing in the new account before you strip and remove from the old account. Some may disagree with this but I look at it as damage control.

NOTE: Claiming in a new account can have some negative impacts on the listing:

  • Pictures will probably go AWOL for a month or so
  • Possible ranking drop
  • Possible hidden "dings" on the new account

Hope this helps.
 

Linda Buquet

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In fact new listings sometimes take a week before they show at all
and 6 - 8 weeks before they even start to rank.


Plus you can lose all reviews because it's a new CID. They could at some point re-attach if NAP is identical but no guarantees.
 

JanetJanowiak

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Thanks for the info. I think I'm going to leave this account right where it is. There are some reviews and images. She's not hitting it out of the ballpark but there probably isn't a huge detriment to leaving the account as is, right?
 

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