Google Says How Long It Takes For Updates To Places/Maps Listings

Mar 8, 2012 • 8:30 am | comments (8) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Maps

Google Maps ReviewsVanessa fron the Google Maps / Places team has documented the typical turnaround time for the various types of Google Maps updates. As Nyagoslav Zhekov pointed out below, it is important for me to stress that these are the typical turn around times for now - it may change in the future, probably will as Google upgrades their systems right now.

The same questions come up over and over again in the forums, so Vanessa decided to post the ETA for the most common updates.

Here they are:

Updates In Days:

  • Newly verified listings (even though it reads “Active” in your dashboard)
  • Business titles
  • Addresses
  • Phone numbers
  • Website URLs
  • Pin marker moves
  • Descriptions
  • Hours
  • Categories

Updates In A Week:

  • Photos
  • Videos

Updates In Several Weeks:

    Merged listings
  • Duplicate listings

For more details and if you have questions, please check out the forums.

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Nyagoslav Zhekov

03/08/2012 01:35 pm

Barry, note also that these are new, i.e. changed the last few weeks.

Barry Schwartz

03/08/2012 01:36 pm

Yea, I know. That is what Vanessa said.

Michelle Penny

03/09/2012 02:16 pm

Thanks for the update Barry, been making some changes to a client's Google Places recently and the changes seemed to take forever... at least now I have a typical timeframe to judge against!

Jeff Downer Indianapolis IN

03/09/2012 03:56 pm

Thanks for this useful heads up.  Glad to see Places upping their game.

Pawan Panwar

03/10/2012 08:27 am

guyzzz itzzzz not a true i saw many time my listing take a one weak for ani upaded....

Neil Ferree

03/10/2012 03:32 pm

These timely stats will help me manage expectations with a new client who needs help to "re-verify" this GP listing that he let lapse. Didn't see this in the roll-call? Will have to pop over to the Forum to find out what the process/routine is to reclaim an aged GP listing.

Gareth Jones

05/03/2012 02:17 pm

On Google places I have listed two businesses which have the same address and telephone number on Google places. Google listed one  in van hire local search the other in car hire local search. This week the car hire website has shown foe van hire search. Why has this happened


09/19/2012 07:38 am

@ Barry - I have changed my URL of sites just to make it more SEO freindly .Now the problem is old pages are still listing with old url in google search u have any idea how long it will take to reflect new URL in search result for same page :)

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