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    How this listings made it live to Google Maps?

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    How these following locksmith listing made live to Google Maps?
    https://plus.google.com/102309855115029244160/about
    https://plus.google.com/108375463939693942828/about
    https://plus.google.com/103053824976294957843/about
    https://plus.google.com/109970192745828523028/about

    and a hell lot more...

    I checked via mapmaker and found no history of it. I also try checking for some referrals like citation and found nothing, even its own website that linked to it.

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    Re: How this listings made it live to Google Maps?

    Morning,

    There are several ways that spammers get away with creating fake business listings. Joy Hawkins did a great write-up on one of the ways. This thread links to her post, plus this thread has some great feedback from Dan Austin on the subject.

    http://localsearchforum.catalystemar...hout-real.html

    Iíve often wondered how spammers were so successful at creating multiple listings on Google Places when Google requires you to verify each location by receiving a pin in the mail via postcard. Apparently I donít have the mind of a black hat SEO professional because the process is easier than I thought. Dan Austin filled
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