Google for business Forum Update: Photos Uploaded in Dashboard May Take 1 Month To Appear

Jade, in her first ever solo video, makes it short and sweet. The new that you need to be aware of is that photos that you upload and were uploaded via the dashboard will experience interminable delays.

Summary if you don’t want to watch:

1-All links to your old Places listing links will now redirect correctly to the new Google+ local page. (A corollary is that you can no longer see your old Places page. If anyone has figured out a way to do so, let me know.)

2-Photo uploads have been (seriously) delayed. If you uploaded photos within the past week it may take as much as another month for photos uploaded in the last week to show up. (the implication? That a new dashboard may occur in that timeframe?)

3- The 404 errors to from the Google+ local page to external links are still occasionally happening when links are clicked. This problem should be resolved soon.

4- There are two types of local pages in G+; the Google+ local page that you update from the dashboard and the Google+. (If you are still confused by this,well…)

5-Google+ local tip of the week: How to remove an inappropriate photo. Click on the photo and on bottom left select options and then report.

6- Forum tip: subscribe to a specific forum thread by clicking on envelope below the gear in the upper right of the forum thread and you will receive emails any time someone comments on the thread.

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
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8 thoughts on “Google for business Forum Update: Photos Uploaded in Dashboard May Take 1 Month To Appear”

  1. Hi Mike,

    Just wanted to point out that you forgot to finish the sentence in brackets in #4. ;) Can I assume there is a post coming about this soon or is just a Google ball of confusion that’s beyond explanation?

  2. Some businesses have old places map in mobile search..don’t think there’s been a complete google+ page redirection..but must be in processes outside US. I searched for dentist london and dentist sydney.

  3. TIP: I was able to upload photos to a newly created +local page not via the places dash but via the page directly by visiting it and using my same google acct. photos uploaded instantly where the ones i did via the places dash are yet to appear 2 weeks in now.

  4. @Keith
    No it was just that I felt that the difference between the two pages, while confusing, had been dealt with at length.

    @Abeen
    I am not sure what you are saying. Mobile pages which were never part of the G+local upgrade redirect correctly.

    @Brian

    That certainly works. The one problem with the tactic is that you are likely to lose control of the images. Thus if you want to take them down it becomes a hassle.

  5. Along the same lines, has anyone found a way to edit the photos on the + Local pages that were converted from places so you can control which one is the profile photo and which order the other photos appear in? I have tried to find how to do this but I’m coming up empty.

  6. Re: #4, Jade points out the two different types of Google+ Local pages… however fails to mention anything about the upcoming merge. Is this merge still happening? Is it a sure thing? Its been two weeks, any idea when this merge will take place? Still no answers about Google accounts used for Places and those used for Google+ Business Pages re: merging, or about Google Apps for Business accounts and merging… Jade, can you help us out please?

  7. I am a Google Trusted photographer from Surrey, UK. The inside panoramas have been available in the UK for a few weeks now and seems to be more than welcome by most businesses.

    There doesn’t seem to be any issues now with using the Google+ Local pages for the businesses with Panos and point of interest photos.

  8. Hi Mike,

    you wrote “1-All links to your old Places listing links will now redirect correctly to the new Google+ local page. (A corollary is that you can no longer see your old Places page. If anyone has figured out a way to do so, let me know.)”

    I just discovered a situation where the old links are still not redirecting:
    1) Search for a address in maps.google.com.
    2) Look for the “At this address”-section or “Selected businesses at this address”-section
    3) Look for a business with at least 1 review (also the 5-stars are still living here ;) )
    4) Click on the review link
    5) Boom…old cid-style place page :)

    Greetings from Cologne, Germany

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