Google Maps Blank Verification Code Postcards

Jan 7, 2013 • 8:21 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google+ Local Page MergeImagine you submit for Google Places / Local verification for your business on Google Maps. Imagine that when the postcard Google mails to you with a special verification comes but is blank.

Yes, many people trying to verify their businesses with Google Maps receive a postcard from Google, but the code to enter onto Google Places for verification is empty.

One business owner said:

Trying to verify a business listing and keep getting the google card in the mail with no code on it. The area where the code should be is blank. This has happened three times now. I assumed it was a printing issue, but apparently it is not. I have already submitted a support ticket, but have gotten no response from google. Anyone have any insight on this?

Supposedly this is an ongoing issue that Google is trying to figure out how to fix. Googler Jade Wang said:

Thanks for reporting -- we're still looking into it. Citing this as an example. Thanks, Linda, for the heads up.

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

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Jim Hobson

01/07/2013 03:05 pm

For anyone having this issue I would definitely recommend NOT waiting on Google and instead proceed to request a new postcard/PIN. Moving forward on your own has to be the best course of action to remedy the situation.


01/07/2013 11:11 pm

It sounds like these people are getting multiple postcards in a row that are blank though. In that case, you are at the mercy of Google.


01/08/2013 05:21 am

As with the Google algo. If Google can't send a simple postcard out, how is an algo going to figure out whether a site is of "quality"?

Amy E. Dixon

01/08/2013 02:53 pm

Do the phone call option to get a PIN for the business. Never wait on Google to fix something specifically for YOU. They may know to fix the issue, but I doubt they'll ever hold your hand as it applies to your business.

Stephen J Dow

01/08/2013 06:01 pm

Google is really messed up. I've done both methods and yet they keep messing up my address and directions to my business. What a crap outfit for a total monopoly!


01/09/2013 06:20 pm

Your reference to Google Places is invalid. The Google Places post card looks entirely different than the Google+ Local post card that you have in your short write up. Interesting that this issue was recreated three times in a row. Thanks for sharing!


01/10/2013 04:51 pm

Heh, I sent in for a verification post-card 4 weeks ago, still haven't recieved on at all :(

Deepak Pandey

03/01/2014 07:36 am

Yes I agree to this, and i am also unable to get this.

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