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  1. j_holtslander

    Remove Listing from BingPlaces Dashboard

    I find it hilarious that when I Google search for an answer to this question the best search result is this thread. I find it hilarious that Bing Places' Help portal doesn't even have a basic search function. It appears like the only way to remove a place from the dashboard is to mark the...
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    How do you find spam?

    I enter the business name as it originally appeared including any keyword stuffing.
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    How do you find spam?

    Further to my earlier message about utilizing Google Maps’ lists. If you do save them, I recommend adding a note so that when they are busted, you can still see who it was from your note as opposed to the leftover coordinates as a title. eg:
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    Couple of 12 hour old reviewer accounts astroturfing client.

    Very interested to hear about that. I am not currently a subscriber though.
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    Couple of 12 hour old reviewer accounts astroturfing client.

    This method only appears to work if the reviewer has left text content to their review. If they only left a star rating, the reviewer can't be brought up.
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    Couple of 12 hour old reviewer accounts astroturfing client.

    Client hit by a couple bad reviews from two Google accounts that were both apparently created 12 hours ago. (Their entire review history started 12 hours ago.) Neither of these people are legitimate customers according to the client's records. I've flagged the reviews as "Conflict of...
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    Are we losing the Page Speed battle? And if so, who are the losers?

    There's no shortage of amateurs out there. I see stuff like this all the time. Related: Four stages of competence Divi does have a lot of bloat but if its optimized professionally and hosted on good infrastructure it can be quite fast.
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    How do you find spam?

    I have no public lists. I did have one public list by accident and I turned it to private immediately the moment I realized that people on the list could see it. Fortunately it hasn't been a problem for clients much yet. The worst offenders in my area are SEOs.
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    How do you find spam?

    I use Google Maps built in "Save to List" function to keep track of spammers. I even have a list for "Successful busts" so I can check up on them again later if need be. The lists are also shareable. You could have a public list called "Spammers" if you wanted to and it might even show up on...
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    Has anyone had success reporting schema spam to google?

    Is this the form you're using to report?
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    Canadian News: "Honest Advertising in the Digital Age"

    So I've been invited by the head of the Competition Bureau of Canada to submit a letter on some of the top challenges facing Canadian businesses online in regards to fair competition practices and fraud. I'm going to start on the outline shortly. Anyone want to throw in any thoughts on points...
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    OMG. Could this be the reason behind some missing reviews?

    Anyone have any further ideas on this? A coworker contacted GMB support and they said there's nothing they can do without screenshots submitted by the actual reviewer on their end. (Which is asking too much of ludites.)
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    OMG. Could this be the reason behind some missing reviews?

    Update. 7 reviews/7 people now with missing reviews. This is when the firm owner has explicitly told people not to mention his last name in any written Google reviews. They still aren't showing up for this client/location.
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    Is it time to rethink our definition of keyword stuffing?

    I see a lot of places with keyword stuffed titles being nothing more than duplicate listings leading to doorway pages or lead gen sites.
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    Is it time to rethink our definition of keyword stuffing?

    The example image posted... the one on the left... I’ve visited it. It’s a virtual office too.
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    "Follow" button

    As far as I’ve been made able to understand... there are no notifications but things will get highlighted in here “For you” on mobile...
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    Canadian News: "Honest Advertising in the Digital Age"

    Tweets link to: Honest Advertising in the Digital Age - Canada.ca
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    Google preventing URL update for rebranded business

    Just got off the phone with GMB support. They had me replicate the issue so they could see the problem first hand. They are going to have to manually make the change on our behalf since the system refuses to accept it. The lady theorized that it *may* have to do with the 301 redirect tripping up...
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