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Merging a brand page into a local business page

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I had a brand page for my business and was managed through GMB. G+ profile and Adwords were linked to this brand page. I had a custom url for G+ page - plus.google.com/+cribsontechnologies

A verified local business was also added to GMB. This was primarily for showing my business details in Google Maps.

 

With recent update which removed brand pages from GMB, I am facing many issues with my business pages. Somebody please help me on below questions

1. How can I migrate all data (including posts) from brandpage/G+ profile to localbusiness/G+ profile

2. Use the same custom url for my localbusiness/G+ page

3. Merge adword accounts and fix the warning - Your ad may not run as expected - Your AdWords Express account is no longer linked to your Google My Business account. Ensure your accounts are linked for the best ad performance.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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Re: Merging a brand page into a local business page

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Hi @Cribson T

 

 

You can view Brand Pages here >> https://myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts

 

However, Brand accounts cant be used AdWords and this account is a Brand Page, not a Business Page.  

https://plus.google.com/+Cribsontechnologies

 

 

I cant find any business page for your business name and address, have you created a business page ?



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Hi @Tim Capper,

 

Thanks for your reply and apologies for being late. I am resurrecting my business now.

 

Yes, //plus.google.com/+Cribsontechnologies is a brand page.

My business is listing as a location under GMB. This location has it's own google page - https://plus.google.com/107410545447620186305?hl=en 

 

I would like to keep my G+ page linked to brand account, because it has a custom url. Also, the brand account is needed for youtube.

However, I don't want duplicate G+ pages. As far as I understand merger is not possible.

In that case, is it possible to delete the G+ page attached to my business ?

 

Your comments are much appreciated.

Re: Merging a brand page into a local business page

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Hi @Cribson T

 

Since I last responded in February, GMB ( business pages ) and G+ have had a divorce and are separate entities and systems now.

 

So you will have to treat them as such.

You can delete the G+ business page and still maintain the actual Business Listing.

 

However you should be aware that if you remove the GMB listing, you will lose your Knowledge Panel for the business.

 

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So make sure you are deleting the correct page.

 

 



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Hi @Tim Capper,

 

Yes, I don't want to delete GMB listing, only delete G+ page.

 

However, I am not able to find a delete option for G+ page. Could you have any thoughts?

 

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Re: Merging a brand page into a local business page

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Hi @Cribson T

 

Go into the G+ page, then scroll down to settings >> scroll down settings to >> Delete Account

 

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Thanks for your help!