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Google+ Page not showing in search results

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Greetings:


I can locate the business' Google+ page by searching "business name google+" and the Google+ page comes up - I can then see posts, images, etc. But if I type just the business name into search, only the map, location and contact info comes up on the right panel, but never a link to the Google+ page! What's going on? Do I need to take any action to make it appear in search again? THANKS!

 

I've found a few sources online stating that Google has removed Google+ pages from search results, but cannot find anything official from Google regarding this. (Here's one of them: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/google-links-and-reviews-dropped-from-google-search-results/14126...

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Hi @Francesca A

 

Although Google have not issued any official information on this, it is indeed the case (and has been for a while) that you can not access the Google+ page from the Knowledge Panel anymore.

 

As you've pointed out it is possible to find the page by searching "business name google+"; you can also find the page by searching directly within Google+ itself.

 

 


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Hi @Francesca A

 

Although Google have not issued any official information on this, it is indeed the case (and has been for a while) that you can not access the Google+ page from the Knowledge Panel anymore.

 

As you've pointed out it is possible to find the page by searching "business name google+"; you can also find the page by searching directly within Google+ itself.

 

 


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Francesca A,
Your G+ page can indeed rank in Google search. While Priya is correct, they are no longer displayed in the Knowledge Graph or in Maps.
You can however get the Page itself to rank in organic search results.

A G+ Page is treated link any other web page on the Internet. So, if you link to your G+ page, have other websites link to your page (say in blog posts) then the G+ page has a chance to show in organic search.

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