Building upon a key algorithmic change we developed for Google Search, we’ve started to update our ranking system to address the majority of these searches—this will gradually roll out globally and we’ll continue to refine our systems over time. Simply put, you shouldn’t see these kinds of results in Google Maps, and we’re taking steps to make sure you don’t. … [Read more...] about Google To Implement Googlebomb Fix To Prevent Racist Listings In Google Maps
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The study also looked at listings that were suspended due to marketing companies abusing the verification process and obtaining ownership of the listing without the consent of the business owner. This happens a lot in the restaurant industry, where marketing companies will create a copy of the business website and put a booking/ordering link on it, then charge the business owner for all orders placed via their system. They then take ownership of the listing via Google My Business, and the business owner is stuck paying for transactions from any customer finding their local listing on Google. To make matters worse, they refuse to transfer ownership of the listing to the restaurant owner when he finally figures all this out. … [Read more...] about Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?
It shows right between the action buttons and the description of the business, a card that says "Manage Olive Garden Italian Restaurant with Google My Business. It says you can "post updates to showcase what's new, respond to reviews to build loyalty and add photos to highlight what makes your business special." … [Read more...] about Google My Business Cards In Google Maps Results
You and I and the whole local SEO community know how bad the Google Maps business listing spam issues are. We've been covering it forever. We know Google is trying to make efforts to improve things but the spammers are always one or two steps ahead of them. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Fake Business Problem Gets Big Media Coverage
He told me that Tickets In Town is one of his company’s clients, and that Tickets In Town owns the domain that appears in Listing A above — lady-gaga-events.info — along with other similar ticket/event-related domains. But Connard says his client isn’t related to the companies showing up in the B and C spots. He says his client hasn’t created any fake local business listings in Google Maps, and that the place page for Listing A is actually a Google mistake: a merged listing that shows his client’s logo and URL, but was created by the site from Listing C, Click4Tixs.com. … [Read more...] about Ticket Industry Spam Takes Over Google Maps