Google Maps Post Card Verification?!

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I was trying to set up a Google Maps listing for a client today and I went through to the confirmation screen and under verification options it only had mail post card listed instead of confriming via phone or sms. Is anyone else experiencing this? I do not want to wait 2-3 weeks to get a post card in the mail to start my clients Google Maps listing.
#card #google #maps #post #verification
  • Profile picture of the author Jaxxxon
    I've been reading several posts here lately that the postcard is pretty much the norm in most areas now...
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  • Profile picture of the author redcell1
    The last 2 places listings I have had to verify were with a postcard.

    Just here to see the shenanigans.

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  • Profile picture of the author cagwatson
    me too, however it only took 11 days for the postcard to arrive (from holland) to the uk
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiduslite8
    Here in Illinois, it still seems to be that the phone verification is available if the business already has an existing (but unclaimed) places page. If you are establishing a new place page, or they are changing their phone number/address, then it's the postcard verification.

    It seems that the postcard normally shows up in 7-10 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author Headfirst
    Its hit or miss. I still get phone verification occasionally, but most are by mail. Plus the ones done by phone all end up needing mail verification later.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bennette
      I've noticed if the account has been claimed already I will sometimes get a phone verification option after updating, but for new accounts it's a postcards from my experience. I've gotten them back in as little as 7 days. The key is to tell the customer to make a note on their calendar and address it to someone that gets the mail.

      I had a customer throw it away thinking it was junk mail.
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  • Profile picture of the author charu.seo
    well in my case..i m still waiting for the post card..n its been around 1 month that i've applied for local listing.
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  • Profile picture of the author YellowGreenMedia
    Here (Netherlands) you get the postcard option only if you have no placement in Google Places at all, if they have indexed you, you can still do it with a text message.

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