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myk3




msg:4342311
 4:59 pm on Jul 21, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

we have our business that has been at #1 for its main KW for 1 year now. We recenty changed our business telephone number and i made this edit only on our google places listing.

Now google are going to send a post card with a pin so we can activate it again? i didnt have to do this the first time round and i only changed the number.

as it stands our google local listing is still showing on google and we are ranking fine. but on our google local under our account it says that the advert is not active and requires the pin before it can be published.

Will our old advert with the old number stay online until we put the PIN in for the new advert with the new phone number?

i am now wondering if google local takes time to update at which point we will drop from #1 in google?

And what are the chances of us going back to #1 when we do finally get the pin?

thanks,

myk3

 

bhartzer




msg:4343720
 8:14 pm on Jul 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Now google are going to send a post card with a pin so we can activate it again? i didnt have to do this the first time round and i only changed the number.

You will need to verify the new phone number. Sometimes it seems pretty random, but I would go ahead and do it.

The "old" Google Places listing should remain in place until it is updated.

There are never any guarantees on rankings, but typically it will help if you update your listing and keep it current.

myk3




msg:4349069
 4:44 pm on Aug 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

hi there,

just to follow up the old advert stayed active with the old number and my SERPs were not changed which is great.

i got the Pin a few days back and have put this into my local listing and it now says "active".

Now my rankings again have not changed which is good but my local listing now no longer associated with my SERP result as it was? it just just a normal google meta title and description listing.

Will it take time until google will associate it with my local listing again?

i can confirm that the local listing is now "Active" and if i view the live advert everything is correct including the website URL.

thanks,

Mike

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