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Google My Business – COVID-19 Changes

  • Posted On: March 23, 2020
  • Category: General Marketing Info
  • Posted By: iffelinternational

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We are following all the changes with Google very closely. In light of the novel Coronavirus COVID-19, Google has taken major steps in protecting their employees. Therefore there are some major changes that impact your Google My Business listings, which we believe are of benefit to you and your business. Rest assured that the current focus for Google is to keep the information on Google Search and Maps reliable and of high quality.

Changes include:

Business Information Edits

If you are editing on your GMB listing, Google says it will prioritize reviews for edits that are critical only. This applies to health-related businesses, as well as reviews for open and closed states, special hours, temporary closures, business descriptions, and business attributes edits for other verified businesses. If you aren’t sure how to make these edits contact us HERE

Newly Created Listings, Claims and Verifications

If you are creating a new Google listing – Google’s team will be manually reviewing new listings, claims, and verifications for critical health-related businesses, therefore there will be a delay for the publication of new listings, claims, and verifications for other types of businesses to Google Search and Maps. If you aren’t sure how to make these edits contact us HERE

Reviews and Q&A

We think this is a real smart move for GMB listings. Google says that during this time, new reviews, review replies and new Q&A’s will also be unavailable. If you aren’t sure how to make these edits contact us HERE

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