Why was my Video rejected it meets all Google My Business standards!

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This question was submitted to the Google My Business Help Community Forum.

Details: “ Trying to post a Video of waves in Slow motion which meets all google standards but was rejected. Why?”

First, you need to follow the video specs guidelines:

Duration: Up to 30 seconds long

File size: Up to 75 MB

Resolution: 720p or higher

If any of the above guidelines are not followed the Video will be rejected.

Also important, you need to make sure your video follow these requirements:

  • Don’t add excessive filters, its use has to minimal and without elements such as borders, text, collaged images, etc
  • It is not offensive (yes Google AI can “read” videos)
  • Don’t use slow motion or speed up the video
  • Don’t add too much text
  • Superimposed text or graphics (logo, watermark…) cannot take up more than 10% and must be relevant.
  • Video footage that is out of focus, shaky, or has bad exposure should not be uploaded
  • Distorted or corrupted videos are not allowed.

Sometimes rejected Videos are manually reviewed and it is then accepted. Normally, you will know as they get live after a couple of hours. If not, just look at all of the above requirements and try again.

In this case, the slow-motion effect should be the culprit.

If you want to know how to take advantage of video, check my GMB Empower – Google My Business Training.

Hope it helps

Professor M

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