Google Places Question. WARNING: It may be a silly one.

by Gee S
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I've got a client who's ranking well for a range of keywords in Places.

They want to move their site to another domain (branding issues).

My question is if I change the domain within my Google Places account will I lose the rankings for my clients? I suspect I will, but I just want someone to confim or unconfirm this.

Thanks,
Gee
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  • Profile picture of the author Rus Sells
    Why not just do a 301 re-direct so when any one happens to click the Google Places listing it automatically redirects to the new domain?
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  • Profile picture of the author Gee S
    Yeh this will be done. The issue is the client has been bought out by a larger competitor. Eventually they'll want to switch things to the new domain. I'm just wondering if this will affect the Places listings if I change the listing information within Google Places so it shows the new URL.

    Gee
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    • Hi Gee

      Looks like the situation is a bit different than the original thread starter post.

      If the business is being sold (or been sold) you might just end up with a horrible mess.

      Probably need to be much more specific so that we can understand clearly how to help.

      By that we mean, who will own what? What will the current owners be doing? Are they buying the business name only etc.

      Too many questions but they are needed to give a fuller answer.

      Regards

      Bronwyn and Keith
      Originally Posted by Gee Singh View Post

      Yeh this will be done. The issue is the client has been bought out by a larger competitor. Eventually they'll want to switch things to the new domain. I'm just wondering if this will affect the Places listings if I change the listing information within Google Places so it shows the new URL.

      Gee
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  • Dont forget the citations involved here. IF the client gets purchased by another buisness, and are they moving the biz? Same address? There might be other things to look into here as well. Keep in mind that there are lots of things that determine rank on Google Places.


    BUt, if the business is keeping the same telephone , address and other contact details than that will help.

    Like mentioned above I would redirect for a while, at the same time, build this other domain up and start getting that ranked, so if you switch out the domains, maybe you will not lose ground.

    Just like when you build minisites to rank in google places, you will actually be doing this for the new business owner.

    Maybe this helped


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