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Duplicated Google+ Business Page

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I manage a business page on that's somehow had a duplicate profiles created on google plus. I reported them twice and both times have submitted articles showing I represent the verified business and both times my request has been denied to have the duplicate page deleted. Now people are viewing the duplicate page and I NEED  to get this duplicate deleted before it becomes an issue. HOW DO I GET help  or in touch with someone at Google?

 

Duplicate Pages:

https://plus.google.com/106144708070777922852/posts

https://plus.google.com/110924206413390002171/about

https://plus.google.com/113756420006764740438/about

 

 

Correct Page:

https://plus.google.com/+IronCityLoftsBirmingham/posts

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Good morning Heath,
Honestly, those duplicate pages will not cause a problem. They are all not verified and not connected to maps, so technically you can't even close them, as far as I know. They won't come up in a maps search, technically the only way it can come up is if someone specifically searches for that listing. Someone from within Google may be able to give you more advice but by the sounds of their responses to your submissions it doesn't sound like it will be any different.I do know that Google is on the verge of cleaning up listings like these, check this article out https://www.seroundtable.com/google-will-shut-down-unverified-google-my-business-listings-on-july-28... . I'd be interested to hear further insight into this as well if there are any TC's reading this.
-Kyle

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Yes but I'm doing this for developer of the business. One of the pages had 14,000 reviews so telling them that the page cannot be deleted is not an option ha.

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@PriyaC Maybe you can help answer this ?

- Kyle

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@Kyle G & @Heath D

 

since  @PriyaC  likely is still sleeping on their other half of the planet I'll chime in here.

At first there are for https://plus.google.com/106144708070777922852 not 14.000 reviews but 14.000 views - what is a slightly different matter.
secondly:
neither of the three supposed "Duplicate Pages"
https://plus.google.com/106144708070777922852/posts
https://plus.google.com/110924206413390002171/about
https://plus.google.com/113756420006764740438/about
are local pages and as such Google will nothings do about them unless you report them as "impersonating" your business.
But even in case you do so: there is no guarantee they will take down it (more I very much doubt they do)

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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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I've reported all of them as impersonating and they keep getting denied. I've provided a picture of my business card and license showing I represent the company. So I'm at a loss. I'll try doing it again and providing a bill this time.

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I believe you Heath and feel your pain.
But as said - there is no method I'm aware of to get such pages taken down.
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Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile

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Thanks for taking this one on @Helmut Geissler and thanks for pinging me @Kyle G

 

@Heath D - although this is not something you asked about, noting your pages are to do with apartment rentals you should acquaint yourself with the Google guidelines regarding local pages:

"Rental or for-sale properties, such as vacation homes, model homes or vacant apartments. Sales or leasing offices, however, are eligible for verification."

 

Make sure all the details you provide on that page are for your sales / leasing office - otherwise you may incur search penalties from Google down the track.


Priya Chandra, Google My Business Top Contributor
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