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Can I have multiple Google+ Local under one biz ?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by VinceC, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    Hi I am building some services sites and intend to rent to local biz owners. So my question is whether can I build multiple G+ local for various biz sites I created? And also using the same business name, tel, address of mine for registration?
    Lastly can I edit if I sell the site to client?
    Thanks
     
  2. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    anyone can help in this question?
     
  3. cpdudeson

    cpdudeson Registered Member

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    hey vince, i don't know about having multiple G+ accounts for the same address and phone number - but my guess is no.

    I do know abou the editing question you asked though, the answer is yes you can edit if you sell the profile to the client, but they have to add you as a user/administrator of the page.

    hope that helps
     
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  4. Theodore

    Theodore Power Member

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    If i remember correctly as its been a while, the answer is no. You can only have one business located in 1 address especially if its the same details.
     
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  5. knockoutlocal

    knockoutlocal Junior Member

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    NOOOOOO that's the easiest way to get your rankings screwed up. One listing per location.
     
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  6. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    123 Sesame Street
    Suite 100
    Anytown, USA

    123 Sesame Street
    Suite 101
    Anytown, USA


    See what I did there?

    This saved my sex life. Enjoy.
     
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  7. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    what abt the phone number part :) thks
     
  8. B. Friendly

    B. Friendly BANNED BANNED

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    How do you get around postcard or phone validation?
     
  9. futurestic06

    futurestic06 Supreme Member

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    No you can't use the exact same. But changing a little bit can save you from any kind of complexity.
     
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  10. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    If i want to rank my local biz sites which meant to be sold or rent out later, can i just use some fake address n phone number just to get some serp?
     
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    webservicesindia Newbie

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    If i want to position my regional biz websites which intended to be marketed or lease out later, can i just use some bogus deal with n contact variety just to get some serp?
     
  12. markhenry121

    markhenry121 Elite Member

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    No, you can't use same business name, tel, address.
     
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  13. VinceC

    VinceC Elite Member

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    thanks for all the above suggestion. so if really really want to create for each different site for G+ local, any idea on how to get it done?
    Thanks
     
  14. Sacrilege

    Sacrilege Regular Member

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    I always use a unique phone number, and I own the address. The postcard comes to me no matter what suite number is on the address.
     
  15. knockoutlocal

    knockoutlocal Junior Member

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    Ok. If you're building multiple google + local pages and they're all different businesses you can create a bunch of suite numbers at your current address. Make sure the name on the verification card is your name (at least in the u.s.... the postman will go off your name if he can't find the "suite #"). Make sure business names are different and phone #'s are all different. If you have the same businesses google + local has been known to merge the data from two separate businesses together that share the same address but different suites. Use separate URL's for each. If you want to get crazy with it, you can create a one page site called: executivesuitesXXXX blahblah then put the NAP for each business on there. Here is a perfect example of that: executivesuiteshb(dot)com

    One last thing I'd do is upload a KML to your server along with a geositemap. Submit the geositemap to webmaster tools.

    If you have questions about how to do this then just PM me.

    Geositemaps can be made easily at geositemapgenerator(dot)com.

    Again all this helps Google take the guessing out part out and gives them "concrete evidence" that the business actually exists at that exact location.


    One guy owns all those "separate businesses" but it's really just one storefront.

    If you have trouble with postcard verification, I did another post in another thread on that but it involves either doing a bulk upload or doing adding it through mapmaker.

    Another method for postcard verification. Get a po box. Send a postcard to an address that doesn't exist but in address line 2 put in po box ###. It'll take a bit longer but the postcard will bounce around and end up in your po box.
     
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  16. twistedtrick

    twistedtrick Power Member

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    I have clients with multiple listings (same address, different business name) but they were auto generated by Google scraping directory listings, not actually manually created.

     
  17. B. Friendly

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    If you optimize for local search results, you might lose organic rankings, as Google must see it as either/or. You are either Wal-Mart the Multinational Corporation, or you are John's Air Conditioning in Dallas. If you are Wal-Mart in Dallas, that makes you a local iteration of a worldwide presence. John's AC will never be listed organically anywhere but Dallas. Besides that, anything outside of Dallas will either be ignored or could be regarded as spam. Since when does John's AC in Dallas get 30,000 backlinks from Bangkok or New Zealand?

    Penguin is afoot, and I would advise people to tread lightly. Let someone else be the lab rat.
     
  18. Mavers

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    twistedtrick. I've done the "I'm gonna create and rank local listings, then rent them" trick before. The only problem is that if they're not intended for the city you've registered them in, they won't rank where you want them to, therefore making them useless. (I thought that if the organic SEO was great, that would help them rank. No sir.)