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New Google Business Profile Mangers & Owners Must Wait 7 Days To Manager Profiles

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New Google Business Profile Mangers & Owners Must Wait 7 Days To Manager Profiles


Google is putting new Google Business Profile owners and managers into a sandbox, penalty box or a waiting room for seven-days before they can manage all of the features in the Google Business Profile account. This is a new, I guess, security feature, Google added the other day.

Ben Fisher spotted this and notified me on Twitter:

Here is the new text in the help document on this:

Understand new owner & manager limitations

When a new owner or manager is added to an existing Business Profile, they must wait for 7 days before they can manage all the features of the profile. During this 7 day period, the new owner or manager gets an error if they try any of the following:

  • Delete or undelete a profile.
  • Remove other owners or managers from a profile.
  • Transfer primary ownership of a profile to themselves or a third user.
  • An existing owner or manager tries to transfer primary ownership of the profile to a new owner or manager still in their first 7 days.

If the new owner or manager deletes their account within the first 7 days, they’re removed from the profile. If they undelete their account, they must be added to the profile again.

So please plan for this and communicate this to clients when you give them access to their accounts. It may be frustrating to have to wait but I assume there is some sort of security reason this was added.

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Google Gives Advice On When Copy Sites Outrank Your Original Content

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Google Gives Advice On When Copy Sites Outrank Your Original Content

Danny Sullivan from Google provided some advice and took some feedback on a specific example of when an original piece of research from a website was being outranked by a site copying its information.

This specific example is for the query [r kelly net worth] where the original source of the information supposedly comes from celebritynetworth.com but according to Celebrity Net Worth, the site ranking above them for that query is a “content regurgitators.” Celebrity Net Worth said the change happened with the September core update and they asked what can be done.

Here are those tweets:

Danny Sullivan of Google replied giving a few bits of advice including (1) ask the sites taking your original research to cite and link to your content, (2) make it clear on your page that the original research is yours and yours alone, (3) ensure the details on the page show it is uniquely done, (4) and explain how you get to your original research. This is not to say that this site did anything wrong, Danny said he will pass along this information to the Google Search team.

Here are those tweets:

Previously, Google has said that when scrapers outrank you, it might be due to quality issues with your site or your site was penalized. This is why you often see complaints about this after a core algorithm, which accesses site quality.

Forum discussion at Twitter.



Source: www.seroundtable.com

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