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What to do about Duplicate Google Places Listings?

September 17th, 2012

A Google Places listing is a wonderful thing. Google Places (soon to be Google+ Local) is one of the best ways to market your business for free. If you don’t have one, get one today! If you do have a Google Places listing, you might want to check and see if you have any duplicates out there. As with anything Google, too much may not be a good thing, so why push your luck and negatively affect your search engine optimization. If you do find that you have a duplicate Google Places Listing, here’s how to fix the situation.

If you do have more than one listing for your business in your Google Places account, go to your Google Places account page and choose the listing you want to keep (do this only after viewing all of the Places pages to pick the one that is most complete). Make sure the status of your chosen listing is set to “active” and then delete the duplicate listings using the “remove this listing” option. Keep in mind that it may take weeks for these changes to be reflected in Google search results.

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