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How do I convert a Google+ personal page into a business page?

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I have a client with an older Google+ personal page that was set up for their business many years ago. Now that I'm involved, I'm trying to help them get their affairs in order, and one of the tasks on hand is to find a way to convert their business page that was set up as a personal profile page into an actual My Business page.

 

Is that possible? If so, how do I do it? They have over 1,000 followers, so this conversion is sort of imperative.

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Hi @Lucas H

 

You can't convert a personal page into a business page.

 

Are you sure its a Personal page and not a Brand page?  Brand pages can be converted into a Business page.

 

https://www.hallaminternet.com/2014/merge-google-brand-page-google-local-page/

 

If it is a Personal page then all you can do is create a new business page then he can post on his personal page and let people know that he has a new business page



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Hi @Lucas H

 

You can't convert a personal page into a business page.

 

Are you sure its a Personal page and not a Brand page?  Brand pages can be converted into a Business page.

 

https://www.hallaminternet.com/2014/merge-google-brand-page-google-local-page/

 

If it is a Personal page then all you can do is create a new business page then he can post on his personal page and let people know that he has a new business page



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How do I convert a Google+ personal page into a business page?

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Is this still the case? We created an account through YouTube, which made it a personal account instead of a business account, which it should have been. I don't want to lose all of the videos. Please advise. 

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Hi @Julie C

 

Because this is not part of GMB anymore, I am not to sure on what to advise. Can you potentially switch ownership to the business account ?

 

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/4628007

 



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