This busyness update may be in response to the fact that businesses reported their live wait times were wrong in Google. For example, Google My Business would report that a restaurant would have a 2-hour wait time at 3pm on a Tuesday.
Google shared details about the new busyness update in a recent blog post, “to make our systems more nimble, we began favoring more recent data from the previous four to six weeks to quickly adapt to changing patterns for popular times and live busyness information–with plans to bring a similar approach to other features like wait times soon.” Hopefully, this latest Google Maps live view update will help to resolve the issue of inaccurate wait times.
The best way to get ahead of new Google Maps updates like these is to stay on top of your local business listings. Keeping the information accurate, up-to-date, and relevant can help make sure you’re prepared for any new update to Google Maps.
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