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Merge Multiple Brand Accounts

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Hello, I want to merge two brand accounts into one. I currently have two brand accounts plus my email login. I set up a google+ page and youtube, then claimed my address, which created separate accounts. Secondly, I'd like all products under my login (webmaster tools, google analytics, etc). Business name is Stretch Tourism and address is 3824 Cedar Springs Rd #801-1111, Dallas, TX 75219. http://stretchtourism.com/

 

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please advise. thanks in advance.

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Chris: Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools Search Console are managed by
your main Google account, not the Brand Account.

YouTube Analytics is in your YouTube account, so as long as you can access
your channel you can see YTA.

The same with Google+ stats - they are on Google+.

You will lose the stats for any Google+ Page or YouTube Channel you delete.

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Hi +Chris F : there unfortunately isn't any way to merge Brand Accounts. 

 

1. You can move the YouTube channel from one Brand Account to another Brand Account: 

https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3056283

 

2. The Google+ Page cannot be moved and the Google My Business listing cannot be moved.

 

3. You should be able to add a new Google+ Page to the Google My Business Brand Account

To do that: Sign in to Google+

click your profile photo on top right

select the Brand Account without Google+

once you have switched to that Brand Account, click "Enable Google+" on the left menu

Note that Google+ Pages created on GMB Brand Accounts ("Local Pages") don't have as many options to add "About" information as Google+ Pages on regular Brand Accounts.

 

4. If you choose to move your YouTube channel and add a Google+ Page to the GMB Brand Account, you can then permanently delete the Brand Account you don't need.

 

Alternatively you can just leave things the way they are. It may be easier to manage Google+ and YouTube on the regular non-GMB Brand Account, even though that may require switching back and forth between accounts.

 

I would suggest using a different profile image for one of the Brand Accounts so you can tell them apart if you do try to sort this out.

Merge Multiple Brand Accounts

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Hi Peggy,

 

I will probably leave as is. Unfortunately I realized (after getting suspended) that my virtual address no longer meets Google My Business requirements.

 

Will Analytics, webmaster tools, etc be shown under the primary Brand Account with Google+ and Youtube. Is there anything else i do to connect those? I dont see analytics showing there although I created account. 

 

Thanks,

Chris

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Chris: Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools Search Console are managed by
your main Google account, not the Brand Account.

YouTube Analytics is in your YouTube account, so as long as you can access
your channel you can see YTA.

The same with Google+ stats - they are on Google+.

You will lose the stats for any Google+ Page or YouTube Channel you delete.

Merge Multiple Brand Accounts

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Hi @Peggy K,

 

if you were to delete the brand account with the GMB listing, could you then get the GMB listing with the brand account that is used for G+?

 

I've got the same problem as @Chris F here.

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@Fit A as far as I know, it's not possible to add a Google My Business listing to an existing Brand Account. 

Merge Multiple Brand Accounts

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Holy crap. Could Google POSSIBLY make all this more confusing than it is now??

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haha @David O as you know God is almighty - GoogleGods are mighty too.

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@David O  careful what you wish for ;) 

 

As Google My Business has been slowly disentangled from Google+, I do think things have gotten more confusing. But on the flip side, Google+ is now optional.

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What does it mean by "...Google+ is now optional"?  Would delete duplicate brand pages has any negatives? How do we delete these pages?