Updating Your Google+ Local Page
Google have confirmed that edits to your business information on your Google+ Local verified social page should be done through the Google Plus dashboard – NOT the Google Places dashboard.
The only exception would be editing details that are not available through Google Plus, such as the categories.
Edits do need to comply with both Google+ Content Guidelines and Google Places Quality Guidelines and Google have introduced a nice new warning that displays when edits are rejected. This one showed up on my Google+ Local page last week – quite surprising since I haven’t actually edited any of my business information since the merge of Google Places and the Google+ Local business page!
I’ll put it down to the fact that I am a service area business and really should not have merged my listings. On a good note the merge went through well, and seems to have completed now with the full Google+ description now showing.
To learn more about verified Google+ local social pages, check my blog post with how to video – Merging Your Google+ Local and Google+ Business Page
Find out how to claim your Google Places page and get your local business found online, simply complete the form below this post and click “send my reports”.
I’ll end by sharing the latest Google and Your Business Forum wrapup video where Jade explains:
- How long listings take to go live
- The new edit not accepted message
- Issues with categories
- Google+ Local best practice – editing your verified social page
Have you merged your Google Places and Google+ Local Business page yet? How are you finding it?