Google Maps Content Review Process

May 26th, 2010

Google recently made a change to their Google Maps edits policy which requires all community content edits to be reviewed before they are displayed live on the site.  Other mapping providers usually claim that their data is superior to Google’s due to there being a lack of a quality control measure in place, however, this is about to change.

With a review process implemented and over 300 new hires to support it, Google will now reduce SPAM and incorrect information before it is made live.  Ultimately, it’ll provide a better experience to users of Google Maps and reassures business owners that their listing can not be hampered with.

Businesses are urged to claim their own listing on Google Local Business Center before somebody else does.