Google Places is on the move again. As announced in the LatLong blog yesterday, Google will make changes to Places pages if information they gather from "trusted sources" or information provided by users is deemed more current than the business owner provided information.
So, you will have the opportunity to correct any changes that Google makes that are incorrect, after you've received the email. I do wish that Google would send the email first, and allow a business to verify a change, rather than make a correction, if the "update" is erroneous.
As Mike Blumenthal says in his Local Search blog:
"There is also some irony that a Google forced change to a listing could occur significantly faster than an owner change to the description or category fields."
Right now Google is warning of up to four weeks for owner-initiated changes to a Places listing's description fields.
Make sure you open and read all emails from Google so that you do not have wrong information on your listing.
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Acorn Internet Services