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The company I work for has multiple locations, which is difficult enough to manage. However there are also many different Google Maps/G+ listings that were either auto-generated or created by individuals that read "Company Name: Employee Name." Many of these employees are no longer working for the company, and even those who are do not need their own listing.

 

We have one account controlling all of these other, duplicate locations, but there doesn't seem to be a good way to merge them all into just one listing for each of our locations. What should I do in this situation?

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We have the same issue.

Duplicate Listings

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I called Google customer support. They refuse to merge the listings, because according to their policies, all "practitioners" should have pages. Which is incredibly frustrating because it appears they're the ones who trawled through our business listings to pull employee names and designated everyone as a "practitioner," and they now refuse to remove the listings.


The best option I was given was to mark everyone as "Permanently Closed," which doesn't make any of these listings go away, it just lowers them in the search rankings. It could also be confusing if someone searches our company name and sees "Permanently Closed" on 90% of the listings. So thanks Google, for the massive headache, the continual hours spent maintaining this, and the non-solution that's being offered.

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How did you get a live person?

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Mark Post

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Hi Mark , 

  Talk to a specialist  ;-)

 

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