Update 11/1/2014: This post was originally published in 2013. (See the date up there in the byline?) Due to Google changing how they do things every 5 minutes, it is severely out of date in 2014. So, all links have been removed, and this ebook has also been removed from the site.
And since Google doesn’t even keep all of their own documentation updated on this convoluted mess they made of things, you may want to contact Google Help directly and ask what current method they have to straighten this out today. I’ve given up all hope of even trying to keep up with it. I wish you the best of luck!!!!!
Dealing with multiple Google Accounts can be a site owner’s worst nightmare. Now with G+ Personal Profiles, Brand Pages, Hangouts On-Air, and YouTube thrown into the mix, it’s just a gosh-awful mess. But it’s a mess you can straighten out. I’ve written a free report titled Multiple Google Accounts – Manage, Merge, and Connect to help you. Some things can be changed more easily than others. And, making any changes could radically impact your SEO in the short and long term. There is no single solution. Plus, whatever you do now, things could change down the road. If you’re in multiple Google Account hell too, read on to discover how to get yourself out of this mess and the factors you need to consider as you do.
My Google Account Mess
G+ and Authorship are the hottest SEO tickets in town. I’m doing everything I can to position BlogAid to be front and center for it. I started four months ago and am still finding new connections to make between different online platforms, loopholes to close, and platforms that are not connected properly.
I am a Partner with the BlogAid YouTube Channel. As such, I should be able to enjoy all of the Partner perks, including the new one to add external links in Annotations. That’s huge! I could now send YouTube viewers straight to my site.
But it didn’t work. In fact, I couldn’t properly verify my YouTube account and connect it in Google Webmaster Tools. That’s when I went on another month-long investigation to see what the heck was wrong.
It Got Gnarly
I discovered that my G+ Profile was on one Google Account. And my YouTube channel was on another that was somehow connected to the G+ Page on the other account.
It got worse. I actually had created a loop that no one had ever seen. It took a lot of investigation and ultimately two experts to help figure it out. It’s fixed now and what I ended up with is pretty sweet. But, I can’t let the cat out of the bag on what it is yet because it’s not available publicly. Sometimes there are perks to being odd and the guinea pig. What I will tell you is that you’ll love it when it hits! (And, you can’t create that same goofy loop anymore!)
Draw a Map
Along the way to this fix, I had to create a visual map so I could see how everything was connected. That’s when I discovered the crazy loop. And, I also found every place you can see what’s connected to what. I took good notes.
The New Guide
How to create that map, along with how things are connected, and how Google wants them to be connected, and how things can be disconnected, are all in this free report – Multiple Google Accounts – Manage, Merge, and Connect to help you sort out what’s going on with your Google Accounts too.
I’ll be updating the report as I get new information. In fact, it’s rolling in constantly, and things will actually be different before the month is even out.
So, get the report, square out your Accounts, and subscribe to my newsletter and blog posts to stay on top of the changes, plus announcements of the new programs and challenges that I’ll be launching to help you get going with G+ and have a little fun doing it too.