Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Seattle, WA

Jeff, If I'm reading that correctly, that just applies to customizing maps and not to blog posts, web pages, etc.

Feb 07, 2020 10:55 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do make a lot of google maps, hope mine are all up to code.

Feb 07, 2020 11:03 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Being in real estate is a good way to learn how to handle rejection.  In case anyone needs some additional training...

Feb 07, 2020 10:54 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

No surprise to me Jeff Pearl . While they most likely wouldn't like my political opinion it is their site. If they were in my house and started spewing liberal trash I'd throw them out as well.

Feb 07, 2020 11:59 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Without reading all the fine print, it seems all sites have become critical of some writings.

Feb 07, 2020 11:13 AM
Francine Viola
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Olympia WA - Olympia, WA
REALTOR®, In Tune with your Real Estate Needs

Thanks for this as I do post on Google and was unaware.  I haven't been rejected yet but these restrictions are very restrictive and of course, confusing.  According to their criteria, all of my posts should have been rejected.  I use Canva to create text on a photo, I've used stock photos, and I've had logos on photos.  I'll wait and see what happens but thanks again for the alert.  

Feb 07, 2020 01:51 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

Spamers hit 'google posts' pretty hard and this is the result. If you don't post to 'google posts' then don't worry about it.

Feb 08, 2020 03:30 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

This appears to apply to Google Maps and Google My Business places/accounts.  This does not appear to apply to blogs, websites, etc.


There has been a lot of concern online over the last couple months about the quality of GMB and Maps listings and their photos.  This looks to be their attempt to address those issues.

Feb 07, 2020 09:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I was not aware, Jeff. Will check these out - thanks! I see the comments about maps so wonder about this.

Feb 07, 2020 08:50 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Looks like it's only custom maps after reading it and researching a little.  I don't do that.

Feb 07, 2020 03:06 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for the info.  We are cool with that. A

Feb 07, 2020 01:11 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Thank you for the information Jeff, will read the article.

Feb 08, 2020 04:21 PM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Interesting, thank you, will read it

Feb 08, 2020 01:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for the links. 

Feb 08, 2020 10:29 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Yes.  I'm subscribed to a thread in the community help section. Posts with photos were unilaterally being rejected where they had not previously been rejected.  

I am referring to GMB.  

Feb 08, 2020 08:43 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

They need to hire 1M more workers to reinforce the new guid lines.

Feb 08, 2020 08:21 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Good info. Thanks for sharing.

Feb 08, 2020 08:19 AM