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What happens to your edits

Edits that you make to your verified business information may be subject to review to ensure they follow the guidelines for representing your business on Google

After you’ve saved your changes, three things can happen:

  • Some edits may be accepted
  • Some edits may be pending review
  • Some edits may not be accepted

Note: Accepted edits typically take several minutes to appear publicly on Maps and in Search. 

Pending edits

If any of your edits are pending review, you’ll see a banner displaying the message "Some updates to this page may take up to 3 days to go live" at the top of your dashboard.

The fields which are pending review will display a Pending status within the field (on desktop) or will be underlined (on mobile).

Unaccepted edits

Edits may be reviewed for quality before publishing, so at times you may find that we haven't accepted some of your edits. If this happens, you’ll see the status "We have updated your business information based on user reports and our data" at the top of your dashboard. Learn more about Google updates

The fields which haven’t been accepted will display with an Updated status within the field. We will also show you this status update if your business information is updated from other sources.

If you believe your business information on Google is incorrect, click here to contact us for help.

Unverified listings

Edits will not appear on Maps or in Search until you verify your business. You can edit your business details but they will not take effect until you complete the verification process.

Google updates

"Google updates” appear when we get reports that your business information may be incorrect. These reports come from a variety of sources and help give your customers the most accurate, up-to-date information about your business.

You can review and edit Google updates in your Google My Business dashboard. 

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