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Why don’t Google My Business Pages & Google Maps Listings work properly during COVID-19? 

Why don’t Google My Business Pages & Google Maps Listings work properly during COVID-19? 

During COVID-19 pandemic Google Limited Google My Business and Google maps Listing functionality. It might seriously affect your local SEO.  

What are the major changes? 

  • Review replies are now available. 
  • New user reviews, new user photos, new short names, and Q&A might be paused and will gradually return by country and business category. Google is going to publish gradually delayed user reviews and photos submitted to Google Maps.
  • Businesses might experience publishing delays for other edit types or when contacting support about these pending edits.
  • Delays for publication of new listings, claims, and verifications for some types of businesses to Google Search and Maps.
  • Updated for specific industries and categories. For example, changes in April 2020 for health care providers and medical professionals.  

Google Limited Google My Business  functionality.

Where I can read more about it? 

The primary source of information in Google, please follow this link regarding COVID-19 changes to GMB pages

What else should I do?

Goole issued really useful sources to navigate small and local businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. Please,  subscribe to Google for small business updates and read Covid-19 updated.

 

 

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