Google Plus Local Problems

Google Plus Local Problems

Recently I have dealt with two clients that have encountered problems since Google+ Local and Google+ Business Pages have apparently merged.  My problem is that Google combined listings for two completely different businesses. In one case the Business Name and Phone Number were incorrect. In another a different company’s business listing completely replaced mine. These are shortfalls of this new Google Product and here is how to fix them:

Make sure you have claimed your listing on Google Local and verified your Google+ Business Page and filled out all of your information correctly

Go to google.com/mapmaker – search for your place and select “edit this place” to correct listing.

If Mapmaker does not fix your listing (which it often does not): use Google Places Help submission to submit the correct information.

Additionally it has recently been reported in Google Places Help that there are other problems with categories not appearing in Google+ Local Pages. To fix these you can:

  • Edit your listing and resubmit the information without changing anything – or:
  • Use Google Mapmaker
    • Select “Edit this Place”
    • Add the proper categories if they are not already listed.

 

By Jeffrey Pucko

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