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Google Plus Page vs Google My Business Brand Page

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I recently managed to delete info on Google My Business and Google Plus and lost ALL of several hundred) posts that had been published.... however.. back up and running...

 

To be honest - I have been working online for 10+years and I don't understand how Google My Business works... and how it connects with Google Plus...

 

Having set-up My Business - how to you view the Brand Pages? or add content to them?

I have some old 'brand pages' (these can actually be deleted and I guess they have been somehow imported from google Plus... although I can see them listed - I don't know where the brand pages are? or how to add content to them...

 

I have an 'old page here on Google Plus https://plus.google.com/+Londontheatre1
the content was deleted accidently - does this page merge/connect with Google My Business Brand page? I have looked on youtube etc but cannot see anything that helps... (yet)

 

anyone help?

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Re: Google Plus Page vs Google My Business Brand Page

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Hi @Neil C

 

I think the best is to post some articles here for you:

 

Brand wont Merge with Business page unless you do it manually and it does not sounds like you did that, as you certainly would have remembered.

 

Brand & Business Pages:

http://onlineownership.com/google-business-page-vs-brand-page-what-to-use/

 

Dashboard Guide:

http://onlineownership.com/google-my-business-dashboard-guide/

 

 



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Okay... we are listed on Google Maps - have some reviews etc... does that mean we don't need a 'brand page'? and should only have a 'Business Page'? and that 'Business Page' is at Google Plus?
And if I want to post news items etc... these are posted on Google Plus?

Google Plus Page vs Google My Business Brand Page

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ps.. what would be the benefit of having a 'Brand Page'? is this like an 'about us/promotional page'?

Google Plus Page vs Google My Business Brand Page

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and..

"Personally in this instance I would merge the Brand page into the Business page and just have the one business page to manage."

how is this done?

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Hi @Neil C

 

Here is Googles Doc:

https://support.google.com/business/answer/6010825?

 

Here is another sites version:

https://www.hallaminternet.com/merge-google-brand-page-google-local-page/

 

 

 



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thanks Tim - interestingly - if I type into Google "Google My Business Brand Page" the SERPS are staggeringly awful... and don't appear to provide any actual examples...

Google Plus Page vs Google My Business Brand Page

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okay.. I went through that earlier...

 

"Is currently linked to this page"

and https://plus.google.com/b/114697818157970769212/+Londontheatre1

 

In brief... I would like to add news items (probably daily) - should these be done on Google Plus? (on the url above - which is where they have been posted previously) 

or is there some Google My Business Brand Page/Business page that lists posts? (that ISN'T Google Plus)

 

what would be the point of a 'Brand Page'?

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Yep I guess it can all get quite confusing.

 

Interstingly the Brand page was actually the 1st to start appearing with what we now know or call the knowledge graph or knowledge panel, even before business pages.

 

However that was replaced when Google Places was merged into the Google+ platform.

 

Some geeky tracking I have done:

http://onlineownership.com/evolution-googles-knowledge-info-panel/



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Brand pages are for online businesses or brands without a physical address.

 

The clue is in the name:  Business page ( being physical location ) Brand page ( no physical location ) ie:  asos, ebay, nike

 

You can also use a brand page to manage your social if you have 200 physical locations and only want to update 1 social profile.

 

This is a business page, with physical location:

https://plus.google.com/+Londontheatre1/posts

 

You can also use a social platform to manage all profiles like FB, Twit etc etc from say hootsuite.

 

 

Are you asking how to add a post ?

 

 



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