Google My Business Now Will Review All Photos & Videos Before Publication

Mar 6, 2020 - 7:14 am 7 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Review Google

Google said yesterday that now before it publishes any of your photos or videos you post in a Google My Business or Google Maps listing, it will review it before it can be published. Google said "We've made changes to our photo and video content policy. All photos and videos are now reviewed before publication." I am waiting to hear back how these reviews will be done, how much will be machine based versus human based.

Google posted this on the Google My Business Twitter handle:

This will likely slow down the process of getting new photos up on Google local listings.

Here is some of the feedback from local SEOs:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Waiting to hear directly from Google:

Update 2: On March 9th, Google sent me this statement:

To ensure consistency with our policies for user contributed content, we rolled out additional criteria for photos and videos for merchants late last year. We will continue to update and improve these policies over time to ensure all content that appears in the Business Profile is relevant, high quality, and appropriate. While we don’t share specific details about our moderation processes, we do use a combination of automated and manual reviews, and continue to work on making photo approvals as efficient as possible.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Search Results & Ads Confusion - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: April 12, 2024

Apr 12, 2024 - 4:00 pm
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Core Update Volatility, Helpful Content Update Gone, Dangerous Google Search Results & Google Ads Confusion

Apr 12, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: Indexing & Algorithm Updates Are Independent

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Structured Data Carousels Beta Docs Clarifies Feature Availability & Markup Location

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google

Google: Ranking In Shopping, Images & Other Verticals Doesn't Hurt Your Web Rankings

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Knowledge Panels - Mentioned People

Apr 12, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Both Gary Illyes & Martin Splitt Photobomb John Mueller In Hangout