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Best Practice for Duplicates

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Hello! I have a situation to pose to you all and am wondering what your thoughts might be here on my best practice.

We have found a duplicate of a verified business listing.  Typically I would just go to Map Maker and report it as a duplicate but I find this method very unreliable and extremely slow.  I have the opportunity to claim the duplicate listing and try to verify it.  I thought that I could then possibly delete it or delete the dupe that has lower rankings.  

Do you all think this is a more reliable way to deal with the issue or should I just report it to Map Maker?

Thanks for your thoughts!

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I just deleted it.

Maybe it needs couple of hours to disappear from Google Results

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it very much depends on the "nature" of the correct listing and its supposed duplicates.

 

 

 

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It is the same type of business but was sold and all branding changed.  Google maps did not originally catch the listing to be claimed so now it exists as an unclaimed duplicate which, somehow, is actually showing up ranked ahead of our verified listing.  (Ours is the U-Store listing and the duplicate is the Attic Storage which is the previous business name).

 

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I just deleted it.

Maybe it needs couple of hours to disappear from Google Results

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Thank you so much!  That saves us quite a bit of work!

 

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@Kutasi Anikó A

 

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 Hi Lillian W !

 

 Dawid Pyramide seite no funktionirt .

  Pepel I'm samml.

 

    By.

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 Hallo, guten Abend Herr Helmut Geissler!

Ich weiss, das gibt 2. Seite.

1.Name:Dawid Pyramide Team.(aktive schon)

2.Name:Dawid Pyramide (Noch nicht aktiviert.Ich brauche auf Leute zu das, dass soll ich aktivieren 2. Seite.)

1. Eigentlich werden ein "Büro",  wo sammeln Information auf Firmen, usw.,ca. wie ein HR.(Diese "Büro" eigentlich kann andere Ort auch sein.Ich sammele die Firme, Leute viel aif Net.Aber ich muss etwas Adress geben.Ich wohne in Mommentan an diese Adresse.Natürlich diese Adresse einfach jezt.)

  Wenn gibt genug alle, Firma usw. zu 2. Ort, Gruzia, Georgia Ádort arbeiten, dann soll ich aktivieren 2. Adresse.:Dawid Pyramide.

 

    Ich muss noch schauen, arbeiten, Sammeln.

 Mit freundlichen Grüssen:Aniko Kutasi

 Nacher, wenn öglich beginnen, zu 2.

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Yes :) , No :( I am now Very Happy oh siitt nooo :'(