Getting listed on Google Places is pretty easy. You may already be listed because your name features on the Yellow Pages. All you need to do is claim the listing. Registering a new listing is also pretty straight-forward. Follow the instructions on the Google Places page and hey presto… you have yourself a listing usually within about 24 hours.
So maybe you have claimed your listing or gotten yourself a spanking new one, but consider this minor problem. Your phone number has changed, or your business name itself has changed, or you have changed your business hours, or… it could be one of the countless little things that has changed and need to be reflected in your listing.
You can edit your business information through your Google dashboard, but how long does it take for Google to update the changes?
Vanessa, Google’s Community Manager, gives you some good information about update times in this forum post. Here are the typical turnaround times for changes in your business listing:
What will usually update in a few days:
• Newly verified listings (even though it reads “Active” in your dashboard)
This includes newly verified bulk uploads (and any attributes, as noted below)
• Business titles
• Phone numbers
• Website URLs
• Pin marker moves
What will update in about a week:
What will typically take several weeks to resolve:
• Merged listings
• Duplicate listings