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    GMB Elaborate Spam

    There's several lead generation firms which do things like this. Here's one example that was documented a year ago... https://blumenthals.com/blog/2018/04/07/local-franchise-opportunity-with-a-chance-to-enter-the-google-local-spam-hall-of-shame/
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    That's exactly correct. Once I signed up for yext they immediately told me they soon told me that and went ahead to cancel the elocal yext account.
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    I signed up for an account with them for "lead generation". Before signing up I asked them to make sure that "lead generation" just means changing my listings to theirs. They said no, they would never do that. From the on I noticed current customers calling me and eLocal claiming that they...
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    ha so much fun. So Yext talks on their website about "Patented duplicate suppression". Everyone of my listings has a duplicate. They didn't suppress a single one on their own.
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    So I paid for Yext. yext is now jamming through my listings. Problem is they are creating new listings for me. So now I have duplicates across the board. Messaging Yext to get the duplicates removed. So elocal were just on their own able to change my phone number across the board. I guess I...
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    oh gosh. so elocal changed my phone number for all the Yext listings. I guess I have to bite the bullett and pay for Yext to get this rectified?
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    oh yeah i reached out to support and they promised to get it fixed, but i figured some people here might find it interesting how this happened and also wanted to see if it happened to others.
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    That' what I was thinking but when i click public listing link from my account it takes me to the listing with the elocal info.
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    eLocal hijacked my Bing Listing

    Hi, I am little confused. I am also going to reach out to Bing. Over the last year I had some minor issues (I thought) with my Bing listing. I had to confirm it several times through postcard and overall i just didn't feel good about it (i don't quite remember why). So today I finally noticed...
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    Just to be clear. We're not trying to make a short term move to game a search engine. We are in the planning phase of our second branch location which is a long-term investment. As part of the process of picking the location we are looking at several operational factors and we also want to make...
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    Hi Rich, Understood. The plan is too get all the citations, collect reviews and continue chopping wood until the office starts ranking well a few years down the line.
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    When you say citation clutter, does that apply to the identical address with same suite number or does it apply to the overall address including all different suite numbers at the address?
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    Thank you so much for your answer and input. We're not a big company so we will always end up in some type of shared office location. The locations we look at are typically ~500 square feet to hold up to 4 employees in an office park type location with a suite number. We're not looking at any...
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    i think the phone number can be resolved with callrail local swap.
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    Thinking about opening second branch

    Hello, We are a maid cleaning business. Evidently it is a service area business as we go to customer locations and few visit us at the the branch. As we have been analyzing our business we have noticed that most of our customers are in fairly tight radius around our branch. This is despite...
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