Google Is Now Notifying Page Managers When Business Data Changes in GMB
Posted by Colan Nielsen
As of yesterday, it appears that Google is sending out e-mails to notify Google My Business (GMB) page managers when there is a suggested edit to their listing. Here’s what the e-mail looks like:
Here’s the suggested edit inside of the GMB dashboard:
From the e-mail Google gives you two options. You can either “Go To Listing” which will take you to the GMB dashboard, or you can select “Looks Good To Me” if the edit looks correct. Selecting “Looks Good To Me” also takes you to the GMB dashboard. From what I can tell there is no difference between the two options as far as what happens after you click them. Once in the dashboard you still need to take your action and accept or deny the edit.
FYI – You Don’t Control the Content on Your Listing
It’s really important to remember that you don’t have full control over the data that Google displays for your business. This is a perfect example of that. In this particular case, a user or a bot has suggested to Google that for some reason this business listing shouldn’t have a website. And when I checked the live listing the website had been removed before I even had a chance to approve or deny the edit. So always remember that you as the page owner or manager are only one piece of the data pie that feeds into GMB.
I think this is a great feature that serves the business owner well. It is also aligned with Google’s efforts to encourage users to login to GMB more frequently.
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