SEO Maverick recently moved into our new offices so we decided to create a Google Places page for this location.
We filled out all the necessary information in the Google Places listing to get the 100% completion rate including the logo, categories, location, description and services offered.
I thought it would be a good idea to keep track on how long it took to get the PIN verification postcard in the mail.
In our case, it took exactly 15 days to get the postcard which wasn’t too bad!
Confirmation PIN Requested on 1st May 2012
Google Verification Postcard Arrived on 16th May 2012
The Google Maps Verification Letter
It appears that these postcards are being sent from the USA via air mail. For Australian businesses, this is why it can take a long time so two weeks is not a bad outcome. I’ve had other clients where the PIN just didn’t arrive at all so we had to request a new one.
Once the PIN from the verification postcode is entered, you are then taken to PIN confirmation page.
Overall this was a pretty quick turnaround for getting this verification PIN postcard. If your postcard hasn’t arrived after 20 days, I would definitely be requesting a new one – but remember, if you request a 2nd PIN and your 1st PIN does arrive in the mail, it won’t work and you’ll have to wait for the 2nd one!
How long has it taken for your business to receive your verification PIN in the mail?