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Google+, brand page and local business page

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We currently have 3 Google business pages for our 3 corporate locations. But we also have a Google+ brand page on a different account. The concern I have is that they are not connected and it's not helping our SEO (when you google realtor.com for example). So I want to know the best route to go forward so it's all streamlined and correct. Do I need to delete the 3 Google business (or transfer ownership) to the owner of the brand page? Any direction would be nice. Thanks!

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Hi Nathaniel

Firstly, yes I would move the Brand page under the main Google account so all your pages are in the one spot.

Secondly can people visit your 3 corporate locations during the business hours stated on those Google Business pages?

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Re: Google+, brand page and local business page

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@Nathaniel F

1- Could you provide links to the business listings and the brand page so that we can be sure that we provide accurate advice?

 

2-Is the brand well known enough to have a Wikipedia page?

 

3- You can add managers or transfer ownership without deleting any of the business pages but... 

 

4-While doing so may make it easier to manage it will have zero to no impact on your SEO

 

5- What are your SEO goals vis a vis these pages?

 

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@PriyaC & @Mike Blumenthal

People can visit our corporate offices during normal business hours, but it's not for the general public (since we are an online business).

Links:
Brand page: https://plus.google.com/+REALTORdotcom
Business listings:
- https://www.google.com/search?q=realtor.com%2030700%20Russell%20Ranch%20Road%20Westlake%20Village&lu...
- https://www.google.com/search?q=realtor.com%205401%20N%20Pima%20Rd%20%23100%20Scottsdale&ludocid=132...
- https://www.google.com/search?q=realtor.com%203315%20Scott%20Boulevard%20Santa%20Clara&ludocid=46387...

Yes we are well known, we have our own wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Realtor.com

We know about managing/transferring ownership, but we would like to keep it as is because the brand page and the business listings are managed by different teams. The goals as far as SEO goes is to make us show up in the knowledge graph properly. Currently if you google realtor.com you won't see a knowledge graph even though we have the right schema mark up, etc. So we are looking at any and all options (hence the business pages).

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1- you technically are not eligible for the 3 business listings since you are an online business. I am not sure I would worry about them as they are not impacting you one way or the other.

2- You could, if they were in the same account, easily create managers or business accounts (https://support.google.com/business/answer/6085326) to manage them but again that is tangental. There might be some small benefit to having them in the same account so that Google sees them as sub entities but I doubt it would be enough to move any needles. And Google probably already knows it.

3- The real question is why isn't your Knowledge Graph showing. I would suggest that it is largely a function of entity prominence and the question is really unrelated to your local listings in any way. I personally have never worked on brand entity prominence so I am afraid I can't be very helpful there...