Google To Update Google Maps Listings Automatically
An announcement made by Google, last Friday, explained that updates on your listings on Google Places (Also called Google Maps) is now automatically done. The updates in question will be based on the information they received from trusted third parties and end users, which Google thinks is accurate and fresher than the one on the Google Dashboard.
Google, with this program implementation, hopes to improve the index quality. Providing accurate information to end users has always been a Google’s thing!
So, if Google finds new data about your business from users / other sources, that is more recent than the one you as a business owner had submitted, your listing will be automatically updated with this new information!
How does it work?
- You will receive an email from Google, telling you what exactly in your listings has been changed.
- You will be asked to confirm that the changes are accurate.
- You will be able to prevent changes if the information is not accurate.
- You can click on “edit” and then “submit” the correct changes to your business
Here is an example of what you will receive by email (this is just an example structure of the email)
So, for all the Google Maps users:
- Check out the emails you receive for updates to your profiles.
- Well, if your data is submitted via a feed, your data in the feed must be most recent and most accurate.
- AdWords and AdSense users – your listings shall not change! Google shall continue to show the information that you submitted to Google Places!
Well, this is not a “brand new” change, Google has implemented this program earlier, but the key point is that the frequency with which the changes will take place has increased. With this new implementation, Google hopes to provide more accurate information to searchers using Google Maps.Continued on the next page