Slowly Making Progress on Unmerging a Triple-Merged Google Places Listing

Filed in Google, Local Search by Matt McGee on February 9, 2012 3 Comments

Time for this week’s update on my wife’s merged Google Places listings nightmare. This is the third installment, and things have gotten slightly better since the last update.

You may recall that this began in mid-January when Google emailed to let me know that it would un-merge her Places listing and then re-merge it again. And two weeks later, it happened just as Google promised. At that point, my wife’s listing was merged with two other real estate agents in the same building. This is how it looked:


As you can see, very little of the info on that page was coming from her listing. So, I used the “Report a Problem” link at the bottom of the page (and I may have also used the Google Places troubleshooter, not sure) and continued to pound away at this listing, trying to get it right.

I explained that the Place page was showing data from three different listings and even included a link to my second article with all the details.

Things are a little better now, but still not fixed. Here’s how it looks tonight:


The photos are still messed up, and the business name is being pulled from Dallas’ listing. (It was coming from Cari’s listing two nights ago, though! Ack!) But everything else — website, phone numbers, business hours, description, categories, etc. — is coming from Cari’s listing.

Baby steps, right? I’m not sure what my next step will be. I’ll probably just pound away again at the “Report a Problem” link and the troubleshooter forms, and include links to all of these posts.

And hopefully the next update will include even better news….

Don’t you just LOVE local search and Google Places??!!??

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  1. Nyagoslav says:

    Matt, you might need to attend the Solving Problems and Seeing Success in Google Places session after all 😉

  2. Matt McGee says:

    Yes, I’d love to be there for that session. 🙂

  3. AQrrrrgh. Same crud happening with my real estate listing…three confirmed/verified places pages…none with correct info.

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