We have hundreds of unverified duplicate pages that are competing with our verified listings for our client. I reported about 20 of them directly in Google Maps as a duplicate via the suggested edit function. However, I checked today and they are still there. An example of this is below
What is the best way to get these dupes removed? Is reporting it our only option? With Map Maker no longer available it seems thats the only way. We have a spreadsheet with all of the maps links we need to have removed
THank you in advance-
I also experienced that reporting as duplicate very often doesn't help to get rid of duplicates.
Not even if using the GMaps report option "suggest an edit" as a Local Guide level 5 (I'm such)
In case you are a level 5 Local Guide there ar other options through GMaps bit more effective - reporting such dupes as Spam works most cases.
But in case you have many such duplicates I would recommed to go in touch with business support.
I recommend getting in touch with GMB support via one of these options and ask for help in getting duplicates removed:
if this doesn't help come back to here providing information about such dupes not removed by support (having a linked spreadsheet hosted on drive would be fine)
Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor | my G+ profile