Google has updated the list of reasons for reporting inappropriate business photos.
I do not know when the update happened, but I have this screenshot from May 2017:
And here is what I see now:
|Previous list of reasons||Current list of reasons|
|Poor image quality||Poor quality photo|
|Pornography or explicit sexual content||Sexually explicit / strongly suggestive|
|Hate speech or graphic violence||Hate speech|
|Copyright content||Copyright or other legal issues|
|Content is not relevant|
|Harassment or bullying|
|Profane or obscene content|
|Promotion of regulated goods|
As you can see Google has changed the wording of most of the reasons and added 6 new reasons. What’s interesting is that Google has removed “Wrong place” and “Spam” reasons from the list, although, “Content is not relevant” could probably include both.
From my experience business owners are often frustrated with irrelevant and poor-quality images uploaded by users, and there is no easy way of dealing with them. While businesses can update most of their location info (e.g. phone number, hours, address) using their GMB profile, in the case of inappropriate images, submitting a report and contacting Google support are the only viable options, as images selected as preferred in GMB are often ignored by Google.