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There appears to be 2 Google 'MyBusiness' / Google+ pages for a client's ecommerce site.


Here's a rough guide to how things stand for the 2 Google+ pages.
(I've obviously made up the page names & emails below)




1. https://plus.google.com/111111111111111


the email associated with this is account1@..clientswebsite.com


The listing is 70% complete with 57 followers.


There are no videos showing for this.


There is no associated Gmail, Adwords, Analytics.


It has ALL the current Google+ posts and an about section.




2. https://plus.google.com/22222222222222222


the email associated with this is account2@..clientswebsite.com


The listing is 25% complete with no followers.


It has access to the Gmail, Adwords, Analytics properties.


The Youtube account links back to this page.


The Google+ page shows ALL the videos, though has no about information or posts.




What's the best thing to do with these Google+ accounts?

thank you!
 

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There appears to be 2 Google 'MyBusiness' / Google+ pages for a client's ecommerce site.

Hi Michael,

Without links to the pages any answer would be a guess at best. Are both pages verified LOCAL G+ pages? Or are they brand pages? Or unverified local pages, or a mix of a couple of those?

I'm with Colan. We can't really help without links. Often when even experienced consultants explain - once we see them we find it's a totally different type of page than what we thought just reading the initial post.

But the biggie that jumps out at me is "ecommerce sites" can't have G+ Local pages at all.

Moving this to help and support which is where help requests for a specific listing go.
 

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Thanks Michael. Those both appear to be Brand pages.

In order to not lose all the posts and followers, I would look into reconnecting Analytics and the Youtube channel to the page with all the posts and followers.

Linda, can you PING someone from the G+ community to take a look at this?
 

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Sorry I was typing at same time as Michael, so I never saw those links.

Colan is right, those aren't Google+ Local pages, so I'm glad we asked for links.

"What's the best thing to do with these Google+ accounts?"

I'm not sure what's up with those pages but since they are just regular G+ Business pages can't you just delete the one that does not even have "about". It's just kinda borked I think. So just delete.

Those aren't like dupes in G+ Local. They won't hurt ranking because neither one will rank. So having 2 does not really hurt much, other than possibly having someone stumble on and follow the wrong page.

If you need more help here is the link to the G+ Help community, sorry I don't really know much about or deal with regular G+ pages: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/115758385206378551362
 
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Michael,

Do you have the option to connect the page with the followers to Google Maps?

Connect a page to Google Maps

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Nevermind, just reread and it's not a Local Business. Sorry Michael!
 

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Thanks Colan and Linda for your advice so far.


Below are some considerations

a) Page 1 has 3 pages, 2 pages are for sister companies
b) Page 1 has all current posts and about section
c) Page 2 is only 25% complete as compared to page 1 which is 75%
d) Page 2 is linked to gmail, adwords and analytics main account
e) Page 2 has youtube account linking back to it & shows all videos
f) Page 2 has no about us page or posts


My questions are


1. Which page should I concentrate on?
2. Should I try to merge, delete or just leave one alone?
3. And depending on your advice, what steps should I take?

thank you.
Michael.
 

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Just to give you an update.. Google Takeout was suggested by someone in the support forum.

This hopefully will allow me to transfer posts and followers.

thanks
Michael
 

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