Google Maps To Add "We've Moved" Message

Apr 19, 2012 • 9:14 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps
 

We've MovedVanessa from the Google Maps team said on Google Places Help that they will likely bring a new message status to business information for businesses that move a lot.

Alex, a business owner, asked in the forums:

I work with small and medium sized law firms and the way the industry goes, firms tend to move offices quite a bit.

I generally use "this office is closed" option, however, I receive complaints that the yellow highlighting and wording "closed" can confuse potential clients, thus leading them to another firm or listing. As everyone knows a new potential client could always be a big sale and no one wants to lose on a big sell.

Would Vanessa or another Google employee be able to raise a feature request for "this office has moved" option or something similar?

Vanessa responded saying they are working on it. She said:

Yep, we're working on better messaging for these kinds of cases. Stay tuned!

Forum discussion at Google Places Help.

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Comments:

Linda Buquet

04/19/2012 03:34 pm

I've been pushing for this with her and the team too. That yellow "This business is PERMANENTLY closed" can def cause a loss of customers.  In another recent post all someone did was add a suite # and the advice was given to CLOSE the Place page and start a new one. I advised that was not a good option because then someone searching for that business would see a closed sign below the listing even though still located at that address.

Lexolution IT Services, India

04/20/2012 07:22 am

I totally agree with you..these type of misleading messages can play a spoil sport for our businesses, which is why Googole should make these changes ASAP!

Maxwell Creek Inn B&B

04/20/2012 11:58 am

Fortunately, I don't have that problem with our business. Hopefully, this will help others.  

Web Developer India

04/24/2012 11:55 am

My Google local listing not displayed properly, i have uploaded company images but it appears different images, see - Google Local Listing  : http://goo.gl/TJnYR before 2- 3 week i thought may be Google local listing bug....but still my profile looks same. Can you tell us how to remove GOOGLE user images? is it really google map bug ?

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