I received this feedback from Joel Headley, Consumer Operations at Google, via Google Reader in answer to some of my questions about the newly announced Bulk Upload Whitelisting for the local business center: MB: Will the entry (submitted via the whitelisted upload) still be editable via community edit? Joel: No. MB: Will the stats of … Continue reading Google LBC: Some Bulk Upload Whitelist Questions Answered
Update: Here is the link to the whitelist request form: http://maps.google.com/support/bin/request.py?contact_type=feeds_verify David Mihm reports from the LSS Q&A Session that Google is rolling out the Bulk Upload Whitelist reported here in early June and confirmed by Google several weeks ago. From David Mihm’s Local Search blog: Now onto the good stuff. Ari Bezman, the product … Continue reading Google Maps Bulk Upload Whitelist Coming Soon to the LBC Near You
In early June, reports surfaced of a new beta program that allows a Local Business Center account’s bulk uploads to be whitelisted after approval by Google. Google has confirmed this program and estimates that it will be live in the Local Business Center in several months. Here a correspondence from last week with Carter Maslan, … Continue reading Google Maps confirms Bulk Upload Whitelist Program for LBC
Google has apparently introduced a new service – a Google Whitelist Feeds Beta that allows for information from trusted bulk feeds to be automatically verified. I had been hearing about a Local Business Center data feed that offered whitelisting and automatic verification from several sources. I have been unable to get confirmation from Google that the service … Continue reading Google Maps now offering a Whitelist Bulk Upload Beta for the LBC?
Google Maps and the Local Business Center have been hell for hospitals. Virtually everything that could go wrong with Maps has gone wrong when it comes to hospitals getting their many listings correct in the LBC and the Maps index with the technical issues compounded by the lack of customer support. This has been an … Continue reading Google Maps and Hospital Hell Soon Coming to an End? Three Cheers!
Here is the content of the Bulk Upload Whitelist Request form: **** Get Verified in Google Maps Local Business Center * Required field Generally, the best way to verify that you own a business is by receiving a phone call or postcard with a PIN. However, we understand this gets tricky if you have say, … Continue reading Get Bulk Uploads Verified in Google Maps Local Business Center