A question we hear a lot at Bytesize Media is, “Help! My business has three Google Plus listings and I don’t know how to access them or which email address they are associated with! Can you help?”
The quick answer is, yes! But it may involve 10 minutes of detective work in order to do so, and this is something you’ll have to do on your own (with our help via this guide, of course).
The goal is to track down any and all Google+ brand pages that exist on the web, so that your visitors don’t get confused about which is your official page, and which pages are outdated duplicates.
How to regain access and log in to a Google+ Page
- Log in to the Google Brand Manager dashboard with your main Google account or Gmail account
Note: the email address may not always end in @gmail.com depending on how you initially set up your Google account.
- Upon a successful login, your brand account should be listed toward the bottom, beneath the section titled, “Your Brand Accounts.” Your page should look something like this:
- If a brand page isn’t listed here, it means that your Google+ page is not associated with the email address you used to log in, so you can scratch that email off of your list of candidates to try.
- Don’t stress! Simply log out, and repeat these steps again with a different email address/password combo and keep trying until your brand page displays under the “Brand Accounts” section.
If your business has several duplicate or outdated pages:
Google makes changes to their services more often than Phoenix has weather that is above 110° degrees, so it’s not uncommon for businesses to create a Google+ page and lose it, forget about it, or find themselves confused about how to log into it.
Each of your Google+ business pages might be managed by a different email address, so you need to figure out which email address they’re respectively associated with (you may have to try a few different logins before you figure out which email is linked to which Google+ page.)
Have other tips, tricks, or comments?
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