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What's the difference between Google My Business and Google+?

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I know that these used to be connected - that I could log into Google My Business and see my Google+ page for my business. I had to call the help line yesterday and the Google representative I spoke with told me that Google My Business and Google+ are now separate. I asked her what the differences were between them, and why some of my business pages are showing up now as brand pages on Google+ if the two are completely separate and she wasn't able to answer my question.


So what is the difference between the two? Can I log into a Google+ page via Google My Business, or is that no longer an option? Do I need both a Google+ page and a Google My Business account for the same business? And, if I want to generate a link so I can send people to the page from my website, where would I get that link? I had just been sending them to the Google+ page.



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Re: What's the difference between Google My Business and Google+?

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@Jena F


will try explaining it with an example:


in your dasboard there are  for any verified location (if you click the listing shown up) three links like below red highlighted: 2016-11-02 22-30-20.png


this are just three complete different instances of your listing

one link is showing it on GoogleSearch

one link is showing it on GMaps

and one link is showing a kind of G+ instance.


All three "instances" are quite different - but based on the stuff provided on your dashboard.

To aske what "difference" is kind of senseless.

But as you see the G+ instance doesn't show any map information and no reveiws (just to point out differences)

And the maps view is different for GoogleSearch view too.

Hope  this helps





Helmut Geissler, Google My Business Top Contributor   |  my G+ profile