Google Places Page Updates

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Google Places Page Updates Automatically

Google will automatically update the Places pages of your business based on information its bot find on the web.  Google will send an email to business owners to verify this update.  So all the more reason to claim your Google Places Page … to make sure it’s updated correctly.

So what if you don’t have a regular business website?  Maybe someone posts an article about your business with the wrong information. Then your Google Places Page gets updated incorrectly.  All the more reason to get your business online.


Google Places Now Get Automatic Updates from Users, Crawls

Google is giving more trust to user reports on the address, hours, and operating name of businesses. Submitted updates will show up regardless of busines…

Publish Date: 10/17/2011 18:03

The Automatic Listing Updates

According to the official announcement of the change, Google is introducing a streamlined process for updates to potentially incorrect listings. In instances where data such as the business hours, address, or name of a location are submitted, “the organic listing will automatically be updated and the business owner will be sent an email notification about the change.”

Additionally, Google is working with partners to receive up-to-date information about businesses and has trained its web-crawler to look for current business data. In cases where Google’s systems gets new information from a trusted source, they’ll make an automatic update.

Meanwhile, business owners will get an email indicating that a change is going to be made. According to Blumenthals, the message from Google indicates that, “your listing data on our consumer properties such as Google and Google Maps” is going to be changed, but that “We use many sources to determine the accuracy of our listing data and to provide the best possible experience for business owners and consumers.”

 And some more information about keeping your Google Place Page Updated found on twitter

This is why it’s critical to update all the core data providers, not just your places page:

By Hoffman8 at 10/17/2011 9:45

Read about the geo sitemap generator here.

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