Regardless Of iOS, Google Maps Is Having Some Issues Of Its Own

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iPhone users may be missing Google Maps (and having their own issues with Apple Maps), but some businesses are having some issues of their own with Google Maps.

Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a Google Places Help forum thread, where users are complaining about missing business information, though Google has addressed the issues.

Google's Jade Wang says, "Seeing some reports of phone numbers, websites, or descriptions missing. The team's looking into it. This would have happened within the past 5 days or so. You can post your examples below. I'll come back with an update when I've got one."

Some are indeed posting examples. One person says some of their website links are missing, and that some are incorrect. Another says their site is displaying in the backend dashboard, but not on the front end. Another person says they're having the same problem.

Another says their phone number and address have suddenly disappeared, adding, "This really effects me being a taxi company as there is no longer a number available for people to ring."

As of the time of this writing, Wang has not "come back with an update".

Wang did announce a couple of new features for Google+ Local yesterday, including favorite stars on the desktop system, and a ratings adjustment on mobile.

On a semi-related note (and in light of all of the issues people are finding with Apple's Maps), Google shared this on Google+:

Google Maps

See something that needs updating in Google Maps? There are two tools you can easily use to fix the map for millions to benefit. Depending on your country, you can use the “Report a problem” tool to let us know something needs to be updated, or you can directly edit the Map in Map Maker!  

Chris Crum
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