Google Should Allow Multiple Google Accounts To "Own" A Local Listing

Jul 24, 2009 • 8:01 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A Google Maps Help thread has a few business owners and consultants suggesting that Google should allow multiple Google accounts to gain access to a single business listing.

I cannot agree more. This is a feature that is currently supported in Google Webmaster Tools, but is likely needed more in the Google Local Business Listing Center. Giving businesses a way to have more than one person with access to such a listing, just makes (um) business sense. In addition, there are many search agencies that handle local listings for their clients. These agencies would love to give access to their clients, if the client needs to make changes as well.

I was going to create a poll asking if you agree, but honestly, I doubt anyone would disagree that this feature would not be useful.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Comments:

Martin Maybruck

07/24/2009 12:17 pm

Great point! I've been struggling with this issue for some time now. I work with many offline local businesses and we have shared access to their adwords, google analytics and webmaster accounts but not the local business center. Like you said it just makes good business - Hopefully soon. Thanks for bringing this up!

Nakul Goyal

07/24/2009 12:52 pm

I completely agree. Although, for some business it might make sense to have only 1 person to control the listing, but then business requirements vary. It's like enabling several people from a Business to control their listing in a traditional yellow page.

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