Google Local Business Center Misbehaving

The local listing service from Google is a buggy system. It’s not unusual for a change (or new listing) to be submitted, to show that it was accepted, and then to have disappeared when you check a few days later. It’s the nature of the beast, and rechecking your work is part of the process.

Things have gotten much worse in the last week or so. A number of changes I’ve submitted via the Local Business Center are not being reflected within Google Maps. They do seem to be saved within the LBC, but are not being transferred over to the public listing itself.

This is reflected by a number of comments at the Google Maps Help site. So far, no official comment from Google about the problem.

ionadas local will continue to monitor the listings of its clients very closely while all this is going on.

Hat Tip to SEO Roundtable for the link.