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
The study points out that “geographic proximity is the coin of the emerging localized-search realm,” which matches what I observed with the Possum update in 2016. This major algorithm update was responsible for making proximity to the searcher the #1 ranking factor for local search. This drives up the incentive for companies to create fake listings, since they need more “locations” in order to monopolize the search results and maximize exposure. … [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
Another thing to add to this, please please please, document your GMB Profile CID. One thing we are seeing is that on reinstatement a new Profile is being created, the only way you will know this is if your CID or Place ID is different. This is happening in conjunction with the lost reviews. You should have this handy if you are heading to support and trying to get your reviews back. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Business Reviews Vanishing After Suspension Removal