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So,

I created a new G+ Local listing via the new dashboard... but I did not expect it to automatically create a new G+ Page for the listing at the same time.

G+ Local Listing:
https://plus.google.com/112890734838934998669/about
G+ Page:
https://plus.google.com/b/112890734838934998669/112890734838934998669/about


We already had an existing page, which I was planning on merging with the Local listing at some point down the road. But it looks like a wrench was thrown in that plan!

https://plus.google.com/107342915986571443113/posts

Can I still merge that page... or would it need to be deleted to avoid having 2? (And loose all the work done on the other page?

Can I delete the page that was auto-created by Google Local instead, then merge the old page with the Local Listing?

Thanks,

Russ
 

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Hey Russ,

Do you recall if you created this page in the "Local Business or Place" category - https://plus.google.com/107342915986571443113/posts

From what I can tell, it doesn't look like it was, and unfortunately only G+ Business pages that are created in the local business category are eligible to be merged with the G+ Local (places) page.
 

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Colan is right that business page is not set up in local category. You can't merge it or change it so it merges.

I created a new G+ Local listing via the new dashboard... but I did not expect it to automatically create a new G+ Page for the listing at the same time.

G+ Local Listing:
https://plus.google.com/112890734838934998669/about
G+ Page:
https://plus.google.com/b/112890734838934998669/112890734838934998669/about

I think this is some confusion. The 2 links above are the same listing. It's a single merged (or in this case upgraded by Google) Local G+ Business page. Look at the # in the URL it's the same.

Can I delete the page that was auto-created by Google Local instead, then merge the old page with the Local Listing?

You created a G+ Local page and Google updated it to a G+ business page. It's not 2 separate listings it's one. So if you delete the G+ page it will delete the G+ Local listing that's in the Places dash as well.
 

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Ah ha...

If I am logged in to my Google account where I created the listing, this URL shows a different page:
https://plus.google.com/b/112890734838934998669/112890734838934998669/about

Notice the /b/ and double CID in the URL

screen-shot_96 2013-10-29 20.12.02.jpg

When I am logged in I can see a separate page with a 'Reviews' tab such as:

About Posts Photos Videos Reviews

When I am logged out I am redirected to the main Local listing page (and can't see the URL with the /b/ in it) and get a different menu, too such as:

screen-shot_97 2013-10-29 20.19.50.jpg

About Posts Photos Videos

I guess I assumed that there was a 'listing' and a 'page' at the same time or something.

...

One can navigate to the page with the /b/ in the URL when they are logged in to the dashboard and choose the 'Google+ page' menu item on the left hand side.

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Meh.

Russ

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