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Confusion over businesses and locations

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Hi all,


I'm confused about the role of locations vs. seperate businesses. Explain with example.

I registered google business for Business A and added (seperate domains, businesses & business areas) under this account as Business B, C & D.


For example:


Business A sells Cheese in New York

Business B sells Lighting in New York

Business C sells ships in New York


Now, I want someone typing in "Lighting in New York" to see my business, but at the moment, they see the title for Business A.


As I say, I have seperate domains and email accounts for each so I can create seperate google business accounts and just have one location per business account (email). Is that the way to do it? If so, how to I go about "claiming" business B from business A?


Is there no way to add multiple businesses under one email?

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Re: Confusion over businesses and locations

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Hi @Paul G


Yes you can use 1 single account to own or manage the business pages. In fact it is much easier to manage, because you can keep an eye on all of them in your dashboard.


I am a bit concerned that your Cheese shop is appearing when someone searches lighting ? That should not be happening and if you provide URL I can take a look.


If you uses 1 account, this is what your dashboard will look like.  (  - Dashboard URL ) 2016-06-22 10-13-07.png


They can all be completely different businesses, locations or countries.


To add a new one, start here >>


And use the same account to log in.




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