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Primary Owner vs Owner on Google+

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I noticed that on Google+ Business Pages, there is a new option for ownership, whereas you can choose a Primary Owner, as opposed to only Owner, Manager and Communications Manager. I have scoured the web, but I cannot find any information that shows the new differences between Primary Owner, Owner, etc. The only information I could find is at: https://support.google.com/business/answer/4573962?hl=en This only covers old information about the Owner, Manager, etc. There's nothing about the difference between Primary Owner and Owner.

 

Would it be possible you may either direct me to a Google page that will properly explain the differences, or elaborate in your own words?

 

Thank you in advance for your help. I really appreciate your time and attention to this!

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Re: Primary Owner vs Owner on Google+

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Hi @Jennifer M

 

Primary owner is the first user that created and verified the business listing.

 

http://onlineownership.com/multiple-owners-for-google-business-pages-accounts/

 

 



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I have purchased a business and changed the name but the previous owner is still the ''primary owner'' . What do I do to make me the primary owner.

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Hi @Walter Z

 

The original owner, needs to remove themselves as Primary Owner



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What if the previous owner does not want to or care to remove themselves

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Who has more power the ''primary owner'' or the ''owner''?

 

Can the ''primary'' owner remove the ''owner'' ?