Google Closes European Places Support Forums

Today, Google announce the closing of foreign language forums for Google Places as of May 13th. It is not clear if language specific support will be available via email. The announcements can be seen in these various forums:

Spanish: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/places-es

Portugese: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/places-pt

Russian: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!forum/places-ru

German: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/places-de/AEah3vEAUlk

Here is the Google translation of the Spanish language announcment:

Important Announcement: We decided to consolidate our resources Google Places Help and close this forum on May 13. The following resources are still available:
– Help Center Google Places
– Forum Help Google and your Business (English only)
– Google and your Business Blog (English only)

Please consider leaving a comment as your input will help me (& everyone else) better understand and learn about local.
Google Closes European Places Support Forums by

3 thoughts on “Google Closes European Places Support Forums”

  1. Wow, that’s a little shocking the message is stark – go away we only talk to people who speak English.
    Do Google have something better to offer or is it another case of Google being ‘trop grand pour ses bottes’?

  2. This is lunacy. Reminds me of the scene in Cuckoo’s Nest when Nurse Ratched wouldn’t let the guys turn on the TV for the World Series.

    How much can it cost to retain 2-3 people in each those countries…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Comments links could be nofollow free.