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Google places: one account for all clients or separate accounts

     
3:39 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I have one Google places account where we have multiple clients with different businesses listed from which we manage all client listings. Is this good practice or should we have a separate Google places account for each client?
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5:20 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It's more ideal to have a separate account for every unique company. Otherwise, if one of your clients does something against the quality guidelines in one listing, you would risk having all the listings flagged for more critical review/treatment.
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In addition, Google Places recommends that you use a login which you're willing to share if you're a business which allows someone else to manage your Place page -- if you have multiple clients in the same account, you can't then provide the login back to your client if they decide they no longer wish to work with you.

I think better agencies provide the login information back to the client when they've done work on their behalf.
7:35 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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thank you very much Silvery. We will now consider separating the accounts.
5:14 am on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Also, it would be good if you use the email of the business itself (places@businessname.com) if you are planing to make the switch as recommended by Google Places.
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Thank you AnkitMaheshwari.

We are seeing (as everyone is!) quite a lot of changes in the way Google now lists businesses on Google places so want to make sure that we are following the best rules to get out clients listed further up the ‘Google places’ rankings.