Google gives you the ability to verify listings in bulk for businesses that have ten or more locations. While the whole process can take about a week if done correctly, there are common issues that can slow the entire process.
The first issue is how the business name is written. Your business name should reflect on how it appears in the real world. Do not include additional information in the name. Do not add on keywords such as -keyword or -city. Be sure to use the proper use of capitalization as well.
The business location can cause issues, as well. A business location must be an existing physical location. VIrtual offices and PO Boxes are not permitted. The address must be the exact address of the business, including the suite number, floor number, etc. The locations submitted for verification should also reflect on the website.
For the website and phone section, use a local phone number instead of a call center number whenever possible. Use direct numbers and URLs. Avoid the use of redirects.
Double-check your postal codes. Sometimes spreadsheet software can remove leading zeros. All locations must have a phone number, and it must be formatted correctly.
If you receive the following error: “You’ve exceeded the limit for the number of locations you can upload to Google My Business in a single day. Try again later.”, reach out to support by Contacting Google via this form
Make sure to include this error in the “Describe your issue” field. The support team will help load your locations into your account and continue the bulk verification process.
For more information on common issues that delay bulk verification, click the link here.