Bryan

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2012
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
I have client that has two G+ profiles. The second G+ profile was created so that he could add a Google+ business page for the company that he manages. There is a company website and he has a Wordpress Blog that he posts to daily that links to that website. In order to create a G+ local business page for a business that he doesn?t own but manages another personal profile was created for him. The issue is which profile should the rel=author markup on his Wordpress site be pointed to. Or can it go to both. Most activity has been on the first G+ profile rather than the personal profile associated with the business and his real goal with the blog is to push business to the company. Thank you
 
Joined
Jul 18, 2012
Messages
477
Reaction score
96
Bryan:

How is your client able to have 2 profiles? I'm assuming then that each profile has a slightly different "real name," correct? Either way, I'm not sure I totally understand the need to have 2 profiles. Why doesn't your client just use his/her main personal profile and create a business page? You can have multiple administrators for a Google+ Page so if your client leaves the company, someone at the company can become an additional administrator of the page and literally take ownership of it.

As for the author markup, it can only point to one Google+ profile.

If you need a link to a decent tutorial on how to add administrators to a page, here is one:
Multiple Admin Support on Google Plus Pages Now Available

Travis Van Slooten
 

Bryan

Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2012
Messages
7
Reaction score
1
The reason for two profiles is that Google Places was created in a separate Google Account before Google+. To keep the places dashboard associated with G+ another profile was created. Is there a way to associate the old Places with a different G+ profile? Thanks
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,313
Reaction score
4,241
True Joy. What I think will happen is IF both are in the same account it will be either automatic or one button upgrade/merge. But if in 2 diff accounts it will be a little more manual and you will somehow need to verify the 2 accounts belong to the same company. BUT there will def be a process!
 

Vijay Marathe

Member
Joined
Jul 26, 2012
Messages
47
Reaction score
13
Also, I came across something new (at least for me). When i created a business page on Google + today, it recommended me a few businesses to ensure I was not adding a duplicate and when I selected one it took me to the verification step, just like the one on Google + Local. However, there was no option for phone verification but only the post card option. Earlier, I remember there was no verification step after creating a business profile on Google +.

Your observations?

Thanks.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,313
Reaction score
4,241
Thanks Bryan,

Yes Vijay, you missed yesterday's BIG news. The merge just started and that's the new verification step which will merge the G+ page and the Place page. Only option is mail. See details here:

<a href="http://localsearchforum.catalystemarketing.com/showthread.php?323-BREAKING!-Google-Business-Merge-with-Google-Place-Pages-Starts-Now!">BREAKING! Google+ Business Merge with Google Place Pages Starts Now!</a>
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
djbaxter Google Maps Removed 55M Reviews & 3M Fake Business Profiles Spam on Google 2
Greg Bernhardt Implemented Remove Skype and add Linkedin for profile? Suggestions for the Local Search Forum 2
nathangdavidson Anyone noticing reviews not being added to profiles? Local Reviews 5
J Can You Access the Business Profile Performance Insights feature? Google My Business & Google Maps 4
N Looking for help to gain access to manage a GMB profile? Google My Business & Google Maps 4
W 1 business wants to create 2 profiles Google Local 101 11
D Promote Reviews to Practice's Main GMB Profiles or Individual Doctors' GMB Profiles Local Reviews 1
J Trying to figure out correct address format for GMB profile Moving or Name Changes 4
djbaxter Profile Cover Photos How To Guides 0
LakewoodSEO Height listed in GMB profiles? Google My Business & Google Maps 1
raellovepie Question about Article: Your Google My Business Profile Image – The Most Important Image? Google My Business & Google Maps 2
freerunr Verbiage in business profile showing when hours on GMB were updated Google My Business & Google Maps 8
aalmarusy Facebook reviews posting to personal profile page feed Recycle Bin 3
Don Archer Facebook reviews posting to personal profile page feed Local Reviews 26
Michael Ferrari Clinic with GMB Profiles for Each Practice Google Duplicates & Merges 2
Toby 39 Celsius Any feedback? GMB Profile reported repeatedly...now cannot get anyone to review and reinstate Help & Support for Google Local 4
rayrober Social Media Profiles on the Knowledge Panel Google My Business & Google Maps 8
M Review stars not showing up even though we have 40 reviews for GMB profile Google My Business & Google Maps 9
K Help Needed 30 days unpublished business profile Google My Business & Google Maps 6
G Practitioner Profiles in GMB Google My Business & Google Maps 1
freerunr Small photos in Business Profile on desktop (aka, knowledge panel) Google My Business & Google Maps 6
Colan Nielsen [New GMB Bug] Profile Short Name Issue with "Reviews" URL Local Reviews 1
raellovepie "Complete these tasks to improve your profile and unlock quotes" Google My Business & Google Maps 1
U What happened to my old profile and posts from productforums? Google News: Important Changes & Features 0
Claire Carlile Hotel ads 🏨 sneaking into the business profile 💰 Paid Search and Local Service Ads 7
Toby 39 Celsius Possible to hide hours in GMB Profile? Google My Business & Google Maps 7
D How to Delete my localsearchforum.com profile? Contact Us Messages 1
pony Multiple Facebook profiles for same business Mobile & Social 1
TomW User Profiles on Maps Google News: Important Changes & Features 1
Vincent Tobiaz Same person 2 profiles same review - flagging does nothing Google My Business & Google Maps 1
M Outbound link to company's LinkedIn profile from website Mobile & Social 2
Marissa Deleting a GMB Profile Google My Business & Google Maps 2
H Business with Alternative Names - GMB profile options? Local Search 2
nathangdavidson Competitor has added additional GMB profile for their home address, allowed? Google My Business & Google Maps 1
LlorensR Change info in Cuba GMB profiles Google My Business & Google Maps 4
JSammon512 Multiple GMB Profiles Google My Business & Google Maps 4
K Differences in backlink profile with same citation service Organic SEO 1
A Which link to use for company Google profile and reviews? Google My Business & Google Maps 10
Callmenicholi Google My Business Creating Google Contributor Profiles - Train Wreck Google My Business & Google Maps 9
H Adding MORE photos to a GMB profile - - any value Google My Business & Google Maps 25
Conor Treacy GMB Sample/Demo Profile Help & Support for Google Local 3
ganapathy What is "Add Profile Short Name" in GMB? Google My Business & Google Maps 1
R GMB pre-production profile registration Google My Business & Google Maps 10
H Impact on GMB profile on traffic Local Search 18
D delete my profile please Contact Us Messages 1
rclark GMB Profile Vanished & Reviews Merged With Other Realtor At Office Help & Support for Google Local 3
pwarrenseo Bulk Yelp Business Profile Creator Local Search 2
cleverlyengaged Multiple reviews from customers are not displaying on client's GMB profile. Nothing for 9 months. Local Reviews 6
freerunr "You manage this Business Profile" message on Maps Google News: Important Changes & Features 2
Tim Colling Social Media Icons in GMB Profile - the recipe Google My Business & Google Maps 6

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom