- Jul 23, 2012
Good to know, Flash.
Danger! Claiming multiple features for one business location "can be a violation of the Quality guidelines." (Which is Google code for don't do it!)Just scanning through this thread...
But I wonder if we can now claim duplicate listings and just mark them closed????
Chris, the big problem that I see on the GMM forum regarding the activity quoted above is that people in your position often want to mark two features as duplicates because at a glance they appear like duplicates. I have seen others make the claim that Feature A is a duplicate of Feature B but one is supposed to have the name of the business and the other a professional listing for a person. An example of how this happens:I was just hoping for an easier/faster way to delete duplicate listings of dental practices- especially w/ multi-practitioner offices.
Google's lack of understanding how a dental practice operates is getting old and starting to wear on me.
Having to go back and forth via email explaining why Google should delete individual doctor listings and dups takes up too much time, energy and resources.
I have more news on the move a business front. Waiting to be sure the info can be shared publicly.
I can bring it up to the Map Maker Product Manager, who I think is equal to Joel; but I think I'll just get the exact opposite answer (if any at all).
I'm glad there's so much interest in the feature and how this will work in Map Maker.
First, Map Maker's policy is behind a bit. Let me be clear about Google's preferences here.
We want people to edit locations if the information is wrong and hasn't ever represented a "true", ground truth state for the location - change the address, etc...
If a business has moved (regardless of distance), the old location should be closed and a new location should be created.