Review Google updates

What are Google updates?

Google uses information from a variety of sources--including user reports and licensed content--to make sure locations stay as accurate as possible. We depend on business owners to provide high quality business information. However, if we receive reports of incorrect or outdated information in a location, you may notice a "Google update" to the location.

Google updates dashboard

Google updated information matches what’s live on Google Maps, Search, and other properties. By reviewing these updates, you help ensure that this information is accurate for your customers.

Your locations can be updated by Google at any time. You might be asked to review Google updates when importing your spreadsheet or during routine visits to Google My Business Locations.

Google updates during spreadsheet import

You’ll be prompted to review Google updates during the import process if locations in your spreadsheet have been changed since your last visit. To review the updates:

  1. Click the checkbox next to the location to accept and edit the Google update.
    • Make any changes to the Google update by clicking the field and editing the information.
    • To ignore an update and keep the information you’ve provided, leave the checkbox unmarked.
  2. Repeat for all locations with Google updates.
    • You can also download your spreadsheet, update your information with the Google updates you’d like to accept, and import it again.
  3. Click Submit & continue when you’ve finished reviewing the updates.

Google updates on the Locations dashboard

After importing your spreadsheet, you may continue to notice updates to your business information based on information we receive from other sources. To see if a location has been updated:

  1. Visit Google My Business Locations.
  2. Check the "Status" column to see locations with Google updates.
  3. Click the location to see what’s changed.
  4. Check the "Live on Google" column to review and edit the latest updates to a location. You’ll need to review these updates before making further edits to the location.
    • You can also download your spreadsheet, update your information with the Google updates you’d like to accept, and import it again.
  5. Click Submit.

Visiting Google My Business Locations to update your locations every few weeks helps give your customers the most accurate, up-to-date information about your business.

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