Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
154
Reaction score
22
Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 3.29.09 PM.png

Haven't gotten the email warning but have started noticing this message now on a few listings that I manage.

Also this one on the Google+ after I confirm the above listing

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 3.32.36 PM.jpg

Is this something new or is it just making it's way to Canada now? :)

EDIT BY LINDA: Split off from this thread as it's a new country involved now:

http://localsearchforum.catalystema...-google-may-delete-your-places-listing-2.html

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 3.29.09 PM.png


Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 3.32.36 PM.jpg


oneboxbarber.jpg
 

Scott Rawlins

Moderator
Joined
Nov 14, 2012
Messages
1,102
Solutions
1
Reaction score
388
Re: Is this new? Google May Delete Your Places Listing?

I have not seen this in the US yet. I hope it's not making it's way around the world.
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
154
Reaction score
22
Re: Is this new? Google May Delete Your Places Listing?

Maybe it's a way to cut down on some of the spammy listings that seem to be prevalent in some areas.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Re: Is this new? Google May Delete Your Places Listing?

Oh dear! You got that on a few Canadian listings?

As far as I knew it was only supposed to be affecting Australia.

Chris, I'm going to split this off into a new thread.

FYI this is how the Aussie warnings started. One consultant noticed several warnings in several dashboards. No email warnings. Then a few days later the emails started going out.
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
154
Reaction score
22
Re: Is this new? Google May Delete Your Places Listing?

Looks like it's making it's way to the smaller regions before hitting the US.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Yes Chris, I wondered if that would happen.

I'm alerting Colan and Joy because they have tons of Canadian listings. Want to see if they are aware or seeing these warnings.

Anyone else see them in Canada?
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
I just asked Colan, Joy if they are seeing warnings yet.

And also Google just asked Google about it. Will let you know when I get word.
 

Colan Nielsen

Administrator
Moderator
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Messages
3,781
Solutions
4
Reaction score
1,914
I just asked Colan, Joy if they are seeing warnings yet.

And also Google just asked Google about it. Will let you know when I get word.

I haven't seen anything yet. I'll keep an eye out and I'll alert the team.

Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Mark Goho said ALL his listings have the warning.

Talked to Google and I think I'll have a clarifying statement or more info soon.

But if you see the warning just hit submit. If no warning, then don't worry.
 
Joined
Feb 24, 2013
Messages
154
Reaction score
22
After you hit submit and go back to the G+ do get a different progress box at the top with "In Progress" in it? Like the image I shared originally?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Colan Nielsen

Administrator
Moderator
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Jul 19, 2012
Messages
3,781
Solutions
4
Reaction score
1,914
Looks like those who received the e-mail warning have until tomorrow to submit an edit - https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/announcements/balkyN9IfC8

" You?ll need to do this for all listings in your account by February 21, 2014, so they can stay on Google Maps. Otherwise, you?ll need to add your business information and undergo PIN verification using Google Places again. "

I imagine the e-mail is only sent out to accounts that haven't been active for a long time. I'm guessing several months at least. If that's the case, this is a great idea on Google's behalf since it will get rid of a lot of hidden merged duplicates.
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Looks like those who received the e-mail warning have until tomorrow to submit an edit - https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/announcements/balkyN9IfC8

" You’ll need to do this for all listings in your account by February 21, 2014, so they can stay on Google Maps. Otherwise, you’ll need to add your business information and undergo PIN verification using Google Places again."

Colan that was the original post with the 1st warning went out to Aussies. Since these Canada warnings are just starting to go out (from what we've see) I would assume there is a different compliance date.

I just emailed Jade about the fact you raising this issue and suggested editing that post now that there is a 2nd wave of warnings just going out.
 

mblumenthal

1
LocalU Faculty
Joined
Oct 11, 2012
Messages
102
Reaction score
110
Chris and Colan
May I ask what verticals you are seeing the message in?
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Jackson Lo just posted on G+

"Over a hundred Canadian restaurants listings that we've claimed in the last year were affected. Good golly!"

And above that Tony who was the 1st to spot the Aussie sweep said:

"In Australia it took about a week after the warnings before the emails started."
 

Linda Buquet

Moderator
Local Search Expert
Joined
Jun 28, 2012
Messages
13,312
Reaction score
4,241
Looks like those who received the e-mail warning have until tomorrow to submit an edit - https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/announcements/balkyN9IfC8

" You’ll need to do this for all listings in your account by February 21, 2014, so they can stay on Google Maps. Otherwise, you’ll need to add your business information and undergo PIN verification using Google Places again."

I reached out to Google about this and asked them to edit the date and was basically told...
(paraphrasing below)

The February 21 deadline only applies to users that Google sent email warnings to.

If a user sees the message in the dashboard (but no email) then it's OK and there is, no imminent threat of being deleted. Just follow the instructions, check, edit if needed and submit OR if all OK just hit submit. The message will go away.

If you didn't get an email and do not have a message in the dashboard, there is no action required.


So above is what Google told me. What I will add, which is only my advice and did not come from Google is that unlike what we were told for the Aussie sweep, in this round - emails DID NOT go out for every listing. My understanding is that most listings in Canada have the dash warning, but only listings that are more of a concern to Google, for whatever reason, get a warning email.

So IMO that means if you have Canadian listings, you need to log in. If there is a red warning, just follow instructions. No red warning, don't need to do anything and there will not be a submit button. But I'd advise at least logging in to check your listing which should be done regularly anyway.
 

Larry

Member
Joined
Jun 16, 2013
Messages
30
Reaction score
5
I am in Canada, and 3 of the 4 Google + pages I manage had the warning. I just hit the submit button. The Google + page that did not have the warning was only created 1 month ago, and was only verified 2 weeks ago. Thanks for the heads up :)
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Justin Mosebach Google Maps Lists (Saved Places) Google My Business & Google Maps 0
J Google My Business Won't Save Category Google My Business & Google Maps 1
LocalSEODat Thinking of Saving Costs by Not Leasing 2 Local Offices in Vancouver & Toronto for Shared Office Space Google My Business & Google Maps 9
T Edits to GMB Not Saving Google My Business & Google Maps 17
JoyHawkins Join Sterling Sky to Help Save a Life LSF News and Announcements 4
djbaxter Saving drafts in Xenforo Admin Stuff 0
SmallBizGeek Google forums moving to new platform - save your old content Google News: Important Changes & Features 3
D Does Google Save Data on Unclaimed Listings? Google My Business & Google Maps 2
Phil Rozek GMB Categories Bug: Must Save Twice NAP, Categories, Dashboard Data 5
mikepetersonwi Successful business being acquired - How to save the SEO value of their site Organic SEO 4
Garrett Sussman An Interview with Marie Haynes: Saving Sites and the Future of Link Building Local Reviews 21
O GMB unable to save category order. Local Search 1
Colan Nielsen 13 Time-saving Google My Business Support Shortcuts Google My Business & Google Maps 4
Linda Buquet Warning: GMB Verification Problems - Time Saving Advice to Avoid Frustration Google My Business & Google Maps 4
Paul Gregory Google Maps default location bias distance and the Google Maps Places API Google Algorithm Discussions 2
M Bar within hotel appearing in place of main hotel listing Help & Support for Google Local 6
NickB-Tampa How can I unsync Google My Business from my Bing Places listings? Google My Business & Google Maps 4
Koray Tuğberk GÜBÜR Two Different Business Places at the Same Address: Should I Add Them to GMB? Local Search 1
raellovepie Bing Places (Canada) - Add Special Hours Local Search 1
Ellen Looking for live example of website using Place Photos Google My Business & Google Maps 5
brownaddesign Help with Bing Places - Accidently imported all our GMB listings Local Search 3
CarrieHill Thanks to Places Scout for Continuing to be a LocalU Advanced Gold Sponsor Events 5
LocalSEODat Need help with a suspended GMB - Client had home address as place of biz, then suspended. Fixed to meet customers and got reply with no reason Service Area Businesses 6
hajnasiewicz Place an order link Google News: Important Changes & Features 1
U How is Google Selecting Places on Google Local Context Maps Google My Business & Google Maps 0
j_holtslander Insta-fail when creating a place? Help & Support for Google Local 5
Ben Walsh Am I asking questions in the right place ? Contact Us Messages 1
hajnasiewicz Bing Places for Business: add Administrator Local Content 4
hajnasiewicz Bing Places for Business Local Search 3
LauraUK Placing a bulk "lock on" directory listings Citations 7
CarrieHill NEW Use Places Scout to Create Visual Aids for Ranking, Monitor GMB Changes & Create GMB Scorecards Local SEO Tools & Software 4
Rich Owings Bing Places error Citations 4
C Service area business has no findable Place ID Google Local 101 6
liorenda Place ID for SAB Service Area Businesses 3
T Will GMB consider a review placed by a customer who was taken to court for a Judgement recovered by the business as Spam or Fake Comment? Local Reviews 1
Colan Nielsen Google Now Displaying "Place Topics" on Desktop Google News: Important Changes & Features 1
S Google places email signature with updating review count Google My Business & Google Maps 9
vivekrpatel How Do We Generate Google Place API? Google My Business & Google Maps 2
JoyHawkins When did Bing Places Remove the Option to Add Categories? Local Search 5
Grabgooglesgoogles Claiming Public Spaces & Places Help & Support for Google Local 1
JoyHawkins Google Launches Place Topics Google News: Important Changes & Features 10
BenFisher More Places to become More Businesses ? Google My Business & Google Maps 4
Somsenater Import data from Google My Business in Bing Places for Business Local Search 11
marcusdb GMB duplicate marked as "Place Doesn't Exist" - can you recover the deleted listing? Google Duplicates & Merges 2
Chay Google Map Place labels Help & Support for Google Local 2
djbaxter The best place to hide a body Break Room: Chat and Off Topic 1
P GMB Verses Bing Places - Can I use the same content for both & can inconsistancy between the two harm rankings? Google Local 101 4
AndySimpson Bing Places - Get our latest Android app, coming soon for iOS Local Search 1
C Tracking Google Places Traffic Google My Business & Google Maps 1
T Tracking Google Places With UTM tracking in Google Anlaytics Google My Business & Google Maps 1

Similar threads

Login / Register

Already a member?   LOG IN
Not a member yet?   REGISTER

Most UpVoted Answers

Trending: Most Viewed

LocalU Podcasts

  Promoted Posts

New advertising option: A review of your product or service posted by a Sterling Sky employee. This will also be shared on the Sterling Sky & LSF Twitter accounts, our Facebook group, LinkedIn, and both newsletters. More...
Google Product Exert


Top Bottom