21 May '12, 1pm

Moving? Google Wants You To Close Your Business!

Here's the deal. If you mark your listing as closed, as you know you get that nasty "this place is permanently closed" marker big and bold on your listing, right? How many times do you see Google MERGE 2 listings with the same name and phone #? It happens quite often, especially if still in same city. So the risk you run marking the old one closed too is that if it merges with your new location, it will look like your new location is permanently closed as well. We’ve had that problem come up on the forum as well. It can be a bear to get it untangled too. The reason Vanessa suggests closing the old one to begin with is that G just does not handle moves well and will keep changing your address back, unless you change all your citations which is a bear and you'll never get them all changed. So either way you risk problems, just because the G algo chokes on moves. Barry, I ass...

Full article: http://www.seroundtable.com/google-places-moving-15176.html

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