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Google Places Best Practices

Useful links related to using Google Places

Google Places

Link to Google Places account login page.

Google Places User Guide

Link to Google Places User Guide.

Quality Guidelines

Business listings in Google Places must have correct information about physical, local businesses, as they appear in the real world. Adhere to these guidelines for best results.

Local Listings Content Policy

These are the items you need to comply with to avoid issues with Google such as denial of access, removal of one or all of your listings, being blacklisted from adding future listings, or deletion of your Google Account.

Help for Business Owners / SEO Consultants

Useful resources from Google for business owners and consultants working with Google Places.

Correcting Listings / Problems

Guide to reporting and correcting incorrect listings and/or data within a listing.

Google Places Videos

Link to the YouTube channel for Google Places.

Google Places Help Forum

Link to the Google Places help form.

Known Google Places Issues

Link to known issues with Google Places.

Google Business Photos

Details and application instructions for getting Google business photos.

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Scott Gallagher is a founding faculty member of Local Marketing Source and owner of WON Marketing, Inc. For over 14 years Scott has provided consulting and online marketing services to hundreds of businesses.

6 Comments Published

Jim / 8 January 2011 / Reply

Have you found that it takes weeks for google to recognize citations in the “more about this place” section of your places page?


Scott Gallagher / 8 January 2011 / Reply

in some cases, yes. In others, with authoritative sources, you can get recognition in a matter of hours.

Jen Shinn / 16 June 2011 / Reply

Thanks for the post! I found it very helpful.

Denise Southard / 2 May 2012 / Reply

I can’t seem to find a way to remove images that I wish to replace with others in my client’s GP account. Some were submitted by me as a user – before I realized what I’d done so these duplicated images I later uploaded for him as the business owner. Anyone know how to remove these duplicate images?

Brad West / 6 January 2013 / Reply

I am still looking for a way to include two locations on one Google Business Page. I think there is a way to have tow separate pages and connect them to a main page but this as I see it will create some redundancy. Not sure if that is really an option.

Auto blog / 24 October 2016 / Reply

Excellent post. I’m facing many of these issues as well..

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