Many Google Places accounts have been suspended due to guideline compliance issues. What can you do if your Google Places account is suspended?Google have enforced category rules in the UK for a large number of listings to match the similar restrictions applied recently in the US and Canada.
Users whose accounts are affected will finds when they log in to their Google Places account that listings are rejected and accounts may even be suspended.
Do your listings comply with Google Places guidelines?
This seems to be down to compliance with Google Places guidelines that state each business category should be a single phrase as opposed to a list of phrases which was previously supported. No notification of this change was given although the change to the guidelines some time ago and enforcement in the US and Canada implied that this would be on its way to the UK too.
Account holders should change their content to comply with the listing guidelines and request review (which can take several weeks) in order to deal with this situation.
Listings appear to still be visible for a number of accounts despite the rejected status but this may not remain the case. Those taking rapid action to comply with the guidelines are more likely to find that their account remains active going forward.