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Google Says How Long It Takes For Updates To Places

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

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Vanessa from 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:

  • Duplicate listings
  • Merged listings

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


From Google Places Forum:

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Comment by Matthew Swenson on March 11, 2012 at 1:21pm

Substitute "months" for "weeks" and it sounds about right.

Comment by Ralph Paglia on March 11, 2012 at 11:50am
Turnaround times for edits to Google Places listings
Google Employee
Hey all,
There have been a lot of questions in the forum lately about verifying new listings and making updates to existing ones, and we wanted to clear up some of that confusion. We’ve been doing some work on our backend, cleaning up the pipes in order to make more improvements to Google Places over time. Here are the typical turnaround times for updates you make in your Google Places account.
What will usually update in a few days:
• Newly verified listings (even though it reads “Active” in your dashboard)
      --> This includes newly verified bulk uploads (and any attributes, as noted below)
• Business titles
• Addresses
• Phone numbers
• Website URLs
• Pin marker moves
• Descriptions
• Hours
• Categories
What will update in about a week:
• Photos
• Videos
What will typically take several weeks to resolve:
• Merged listings
• Duplicate listings
The Post to your Place page feature ( should update to your listing near instantly, but we’re experiencing some technical issues with that right now. Expect a fix soon.  
Also, please note that reviews are not affected by these new changes. If you’re experiencing technical issues with the reviews on your listing, please see this Help Center article for more information:

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