Understanding Google My Business & Local Search
Google Maps: “System Error”, Googlespeak for Banned?
There have been a growing number of public and private reports of the dreaded message upon attempting to enter the Local Business Center:
We’re sorry, but we are unable to serve your request at this time. Please try back in a few minutes.
Typically these reports in the Maps forums are followed by a comment like: “I get this error. And my listings have been removed… Why?”
The message is cryptic like many messages in the LBC and it probably covers a range of error conditions. Perhaps Google should add a definition of errors states to their LBC new glossary. It is also the message received by those whose records have been removed and access to the LBC blocked.
It appears that Google is increasingly banning users of the Local Business Center that it thinks have violated its listing guidelines.
I support Google cleaning up the pollution in the Maps Index. However I am also a proponent of transparency and fairness. The cleanup should not be a little bit here and little bit there to instill fear in the masses, it should be done across the board.
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