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My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long? 

 

Why cant I have a normal URL and why has my Gplus page dissappeared off the generic google search?

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Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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Hi @Dan b

 

There are a variety of reason to the url offered, all pretty much algorithmic.

 

You can try and contact business support to see if they can reset it, so it offers a different choice.

 

Log into Dashboard >> https://business.google.com/manage/

 

Manage Location >> Top Left drop down menu

Scroll down to Contact Support >> Use right hand navigation to contact

 

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As for why it has dropped in visibility, if you provide the business page URL I can take a look and see if anything pops out

 

 

 



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Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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Thanks....have given them a try.........

I have found my page here: https://business.google.com/b/116263011115394421941/dashboard/l/00520129707198166443?pageId=11626301...

However in the generic google search in the lefthand column it use dto come up as a search option....now it only comes up in maps on the right when I type in the name of my business....

Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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Hi @Dan b

 

Still appearing for me

 

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Yeah on the right but see the left list.......it used to be there as a google plus page as a listing....

Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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The Left is Organic search results, you will need to build up the G+ pages authority, like any other website to appear there.

 

 



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Ok....but i was there a week ago untill I reported a problem with it.

My question is then when I am logged in I get a long scrambled URL . One of the Google help people sent me a link to my Google plus page and it wasnt scrambled how do I get to that one?

See this is what I get :https://business.google.com/b/116263011115394421941/dashboard/l/00520129707198166443?pageId=11626301...

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An "unscrabled" URL would be https://plus.google.com/116263011115394421941
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Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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Thanks, fellow bearded man.....see......this is what I am talking about.

When I click on the link you provided it goes to a decent link like this https://plus.google.com/+AnytimeMaintenanceConstruction/posts

Then when I click on "manage this business" it goes to a scrambled link like this: https://business.google.com/b/116263011115394421941/dashboard/l/00520129707198166443

So my questions are:

1. why is the link provided by you different to the one it ends up at?
2. why does the link change when i go into it to do any changes?
3. how do I get to my unscrambles link.......I cant find it except when you provide me with it?

Re: My URL doesnt reflect my business name and is very long

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you get a kind of internal URL while being signed in to your account to be
able to edit your page.
My URL is the public URL working without any need to knwo your account
credentials
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