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GMB - Multiple Businesses at the same address.

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Good Morning, 

One of our clients is a well known HVAC company in their area. They've purchased another well known HVAC company. They've chosen to keep the businesses separate at this time because many people search for the smaller business by name and have been using them for years. They are managing the calls and business from the same location for both businesses. They are both service area businesses.

 

This is the smaller company acquired by Griffith Energy Services:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Jones-Rogers,+Inc./@38.8956477,-77.4483314,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0...

This is Griffith - The larger company who purchased Jones Rogers

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Griffith+Energy+Services,+Inc./@38.8063277,-77.5156074,15z/data=!4...

 

They have the same phone number, address, and though they have separate websites listed. Jones Rogers redirects to Griffith Energy Services. 

 

We want to identify Jones Rogers as a division of Griffith Energy Services so we can fully merge them once people are familiar with Griffith. 

 

Any advice on how to achieve this while staying within the business name guidelines?

 

 

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GMB - Multiple Businesses at the same address.

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What you'd want to do is have the listing for Jones Rogers Inc marked as moved to the Griffith Energy listing. Before you can do that, you need to have owner access to both and Google will need you to unverify the one for Jones-Rogers.

 

Do you have owner access to both?


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Yes, I have access to both. How would I do indicate that? If I mark it as moved, I would be moving to the same address. Thank you for your reply. 

 

Krystina

 

GMB - Multiple Businesses at the same address.

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@Local Team marking the one as moved basically causes it to kind of redirect to the other and vanish from the search results.

 

You can read more about that here: http://searchengineland.com/google-fixing-permanently-closed-problem-242364

 

Are they both in the SAME account? If so, would you like me to ask Google to go ahead and mark the Jones Rogers one as moved?


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They are managed by one account but they were both created separately. We have access to both of them. 

 

Would people searching for "jones rogers" be directed to the Griffith Profile?