Adding unnecessary information to your name (e.g., “Google Inc. – Mountain View Corporate Headquarters” instead of “Google”) by including marketing taglines, store codes, special characters, hours or closed/open status, phone numbers, website URLs, service/product information, location/address or directions, or containment information (e.g., “Chase ATM in Duane Reade”) is not permitted. … [Read more...] about Top 9 reasons Google suspends local listings
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This doesn’t sound like how Google wanted to handle this but it was a necessary step, something they should have done a while ago. However, the change won’t solve the problem as happened with Edward Snowden being faked as in the White House, as that wasn’t a Map Maker issue but rather a problem with how Google deals with local listings. … [Read more...] about After Several Public Google Maps Hacks, Google Forced To Suspend Map Maker To Prevent More Fake Edits
Joy Hawkins is a Local SEO expert who is a part of Google's Top Contributor program & MapMaker Regional Leads program. She regularly contributes to many online communities in the Local SEO world, including the Google My Business forum (Top Contributor), the Local Search Forum (Top Contributor), and the Local University Forum (Moderator). She also a contributor to the Moz Local Search Ranking Factors survey. Joy currently works as a product consultant at Imprezzio Marketing in Toronto. She also loves to blog on her own time about things pertaining to Local SEO. … [Read more...] about Is Google really keeping fake listings off Google Maps?
Optimally, the person writing the review places the best descriptive text at the very beginning of the review as a concise summary statement. The summary can then be expanded upon in the rest of the review. Google routinely places select keywords from the review in bold. … [Read more...] about Writing Google Places Reviews to Improve Rankings
There are numerous reports of Google Maps listings, Google My Business listings that have had their suspension removed then seeing all of the reviews they had on their listings vanish. Joy Hawkins at the Local Search Forums wrote "listings that are suspended and then reinstated are missing all their reviews. This isn't intended and Google is aware of the issue." … [Read more...] about Google Maps Business Reviews Vanishing After Suspension Removal