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Local SEO ' page ownership' question

Discussion in 'Local SEO' started by vijayj, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. vijayj

    vijayj Registered Member

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    Guys, I need help

    I am the owner of Google business page for a client that is in Edmonton, Canada. I am the owner for the page whereas the client is manager for the page. I am from India btw.

    My question is will me(from India) owning the business page affect rankings for my client(in Canada).

    I unwittingly claimed the custom url too which means I cannot transfer ownership anymore I think.

    Its brand new page - so should I delete the page and start over (or) do you think its ok for an Indian to be the owner of the business page of a business thats located in Edmonton, Canada.

    ** advice
     
  2. Andrew Scherer

    Andrew Scherer Senior Member

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    You should be able to transfer ownership to your client and he can let you manage it.

    The location of the owner's IP shouldn't affect its rankings at all, though.
     
  3. Canuck

    Canuck Junior Member

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    After they become a manager, you should be able to transfer ownership to them. You'll then become a manager on it.

    see here: https://support.google.com/business/answer/3415281?hl=en

    Have had to do this a few (dozen) times. And no, you being in India won't hurt your clients local rankings. As long as the page info is legit, you're fine.
     
  4. jacobhagberg

    jacobhagberg Registered Member

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    Again, I second the transfer ownership.
     
  5. sully1975

    sully1975 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Actually had an issue like this happen to me. Had a company make my site and my g+ page. The lead designer was designated owner, the assistants were managers. I got added as a manager. I wanted to be the owner to change the category. Caused a hiccup.
     
  6. chatterbuzz1

    chatterbuzz1 Newbie

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    Well they might be ranking because they have created their content well. I think that's really just the secret key!
     
  7. kbklash

    kbklash Senior Member

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    It won't affect the ranking by any means,imo.And its good to transfer the ownership.