Phone Support For Verification Issues With Google Local For Business

Mike Blumenthal first spotted that Google is now offering phone support for businesses having issues with verifying their Google Maps listing.

The way it works is you must go to this form – a troubleshooter for verification issues. Then depending on how you answer the questions and what time of the day it is, Google will allow you to enter your name and phone number. A Google representative will then call you within 60 seconds and help you verify your business within Google Maps.

Here is a picture of the form to “talk to a specialist”:

If you try this after hours, you will get this message:

Google Local for Businesses (aka Google Places) is known for having many bugs and issues. So I hope phone support helps resolve the quick issues on the verification side.

Google has tested phone support for AdSense and for AdWords.

Related Topics: Channel: Local | Google: Maps & Local

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  • Holly Ares Snyder

    Awesome, I hope it’s helpful. I have a couple clients I’ve been having a heck of a time getting verification to go through, and I’d love to be able to poke a real person and make those happen. I hope that they will be willing to talk to marketing pros/agencies and not just the business owner, though.

  • Atul Sharma

    Its a greaty idea. Thanks for sharing this nice info here.

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