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Quality Guideline Update - for practitioners and departments

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Quality Guideline Update - for practitioners and departments Jade W. 2/14/13 12:05 PM
Hey guys,

We are updating the Google Places Quality guidelines ( with regards to practitioners and departments within businesses and wanted to let you know.

Here’s the relevant updated text:

  • Do not create more than one listing for each business location, either in a single account or multiple accounts.

    • Individual practitioners may be listed individually as long as those practitioners are public-facing within their parent organization. Common examples of such practitioners are doctors, dentists, lawyers, and real estate agents. The practitioner should be directly contactable at the verified location during stated hours. A practitioner should not have multiple listings to cover all of his or her specializations.

    • Departments within businesses, universities, hospitals, and government buildings may be listed separately. These departments must be publicly distinct as entities or groups within their parent organization, and ideally will have separate phone numbers and/or customer entrances.

Make sure to take a look at the rest of the guidelines, too!