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Wrong (2nd address) G+ plus page showing in Google Maps

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I have a problem with Google+ pages incorrectly showing in Maps.
This is the official Google + page https://plus.google.com/111861251388081036989/posts for the business and though our website ranks on the top 10 in Maps, the G+ page that shows up is the G+ page is for our second location,https://plus.google.com/100115071234057173032/about. I want the official G+ to show up instead of the G+ in the 2nd location.

If this helps, I've recorded a short video explaining what happened.
http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/coXhVhhXLv
What to do?
Thanks so much in advance and your expert insights are very much appreciated!!!

 

https://plus.google.com/+JoanGalula/posts/95hyfAM1kCM

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Re: Wrong (2nd address) G+ plus page showing in Google Maps

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Hi Joan

 

As to why the algorithm feels that your 2nd location is more relevant, could be a few reasons.

 

1) Both business pages have the exact same business description. Just like in websites Google does not like duplicate content.

 

Suggest: Each business has their own unique description in their respective business pages. 

 

2) In the websites header, [map]  your 1st choice [map] link just links through to the business page. Whilst your 2nd choice [map] link actually has its own dedicated location page.

 

Suggest: Create its own service location page to link to. Put extra work and content onto this page, perhaps also driving directions from Atlanta central, which will add extra "atlanta" centric content on that page.

 

3) You could also try adding a rel=publisher tag to the footer 

 

© 2015 Dentistry for Children and Teens

 

© 2015 <a href="https://plus.google.com/111861251388081036989?rel=publisher">Dentistry for Children and Teens</a>

 

4) Build up some additional business citations for your 1st choice business location

 

See: 

https://moz.com/learn/local/citations-by-city

https://moz.com/learn/local/citations-by-category



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Hi Joan

 

As to why the algorithm feels that your 2nd location is more relevant, could be a few reasons.

 

1) Both business pages have the exact same business description. Just like in websites Google does not like duplicate content.

 

Suggest: Each business has their own unique description in their respective business pages. 

 

2) In the websites header, [map]  your 1st choice [map] link just links through to the business page. Whilst your 2nd choice [map] link actually has its own dedicated location page.

 

Suggest: Create its own service location page to link to. Put extra work and content onto this page, perhaps also driving directions from Atlanta central, which will add extra "atlanta" centric content on that page.

 

3) You could also try adding a rel=publisher tag to the footer 

 

© 2015 Dentistry for Children and Teens

 

© 2015 <a href="https://plus.google.com/111861251388081036989?rel=publisher">Dentistry for Children and Teens</a>

 

4) Build up some additional business citations for your 1st choice business location

 

See: 

https://moz.com/learn/local/citations-by-city

https://moz.com/learn/local/citations-by-category



Tim Capper, Google My Business Top Contributor
Was my response helpful? If yes, please mark it as the ‘Best Answer.’ Learn how here.

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Tim operates a bespoke Local SEO Consultancy in the UK, Online Ownership