GMB listing reinstated - rankings

jimmydoubleu

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I oversee online listings for a restaurant chain. We have three pairs of waterfront restaurants that each share the same address, but are slightly different concepts (ex: Ivar's Acres of Clams, a full service casual fine dining unit; Ivar's Fish Bar, a quick service window for fish'n chips). Every 1.5 years when Google does some algorithm changes or refresh, Google notices that some of our listings share the same address. It selectively either pulls a listing as a duplicate or merges listings. Ultimately, we are able to get them relisted. And hopefully in the future, the powers that be will finally decide that these units with shared addresses each need a unit or suite number.

Question though -- if a GMB listing is pulled and then weeks or months later reinstated, does this affect rankings?

The worst part for us, or maybe it's me, is when listings are merged and information is incorrect.

Thanks for your thoughts.
 

jimmydoubleu

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If the old listing is reinstated, you will get ranking back in 72 hours. If they create a new one and merge it or move reviews over then you lose it.

The only way to truly tell is to keep track of your CID's

A new CID = new listing (cannot use placeID's as they can move)
Thanks for the insight Ben!
 

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