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Removing support for Google+ Brand Pages from the GMB Dashboard

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Community Manager

Hi everyone,

 

As part of our continued focus on providing the best integration with Google Search and Maps, we will be removing support for Google+ Brand Pages from the Google My Business dashboard.

 

If you have both Brand Pages & Local Listings, you will no longer see the “Brand Pages” tab at the top of the list or card view of business selections. You’ll still be able to manage your Brand Page by logging into Google+. You can do so by clicking on your Google+ icon and choosing the brand account you’d like to view.

 

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From there you’ll be able to create new posts for your Brand and edit directly in Google+.


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With Google+ as the new home for Brand Pages, Google My Business will remain focused on providing relevant and understandable insights on how customers interact with listings on Google Search and Maps. The recent additions to insights show our latest steps in this direction, and we’ll be introducing even more options soon.

 

For support questions, as well as updates on new features; join the Google+ community here.

 

Thanks,

Marissa


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Marissa Nordahl, Community Manager, Google My Business
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 Thanks @Marissa_GMB 

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Thanks for the information @Marissa_GMB ! I wanted to mention that I've found by far the easiest way to manage Brand Accounts in general is from the Brand Account dashboard at https://myaccount.google.com/brandaccounts

 

That not only gives you access to the My Account settings for the Brand Account and linked Google+ Page, but also lets you add and remove Managers and access the Google services linked to that Brand Account, such as YouTube and Google Photos.

Removing support for Google+ Brand Pages from the GMB Dashboard

Google Small Business Advisor
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Google Small Business Advisor

Thanks for the information @Marissa_GMBMarissa. Very helpful!

Removing support for Google+ Brand Pages from the GMB Dashboard

Community Manager
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Community Manager

Awesome suggestion @Peggy K. Thanks for sharing!


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Wondering about this @Marissa_GMB

At least the HC article https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1710600?hl=en is outdated and I can't finde anywhere a valid support article how to create new brand pages from now on.

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

Removing support for Google+ Brand Pages from the GMB Dashboard

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Hey @Helmut Geissler

 

Check out this article about how to Create a brand page on Google: https://support.google.com/business/answer/4570248?hl=en

 

Thanks,

Marissa


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Thank you, very helpful information.

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Hi @Marissa_GMB

 

I'm a TC in the My Business Forum in Spanish language. It will be great if somebody from Google share this kind of information with us. We never get any news about the product. So, it is really hard to know the last news. Thank you.


Kind regards,
Alfredo

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Hi @Alfredo Torres! Thanks for sharing this feedback. We will connect with you via email shortly. 

 

Best,

Marissa


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