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    Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    So I was cleaning up some real estate listings and I punched in this phone # to correct the listing, which is complete spam. I guess I shouldn't have been as surprised as I was, but there is 168 listings that showed up and page 6 of them are just as spammy as page 1....

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    He gets to have a listing for his actual brokerage address (Agency & Agent listing) but the rest should be deleted.

    Does anyone know of a way to report this kind of thing as a whole, and not each individual listing? I'm going to post in the MapMaker forum next... but don't really like going there & have alot to do before I tackle this if I have to report each listing .

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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Kate without the phone #, to be able to check the indiv listings, I can't tell for sure...

    But are some of this agent listings that would be allowed - but just with incorrect or KW stuffed names?
    Or are you saying for sure that these are all for the same guy?

    You can also post in the Google and Your Business Forum. But in either case we'd need links not just screenshot to be able to investigate further.
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    647-588-7171

    All the same guy. Listings have various violations. Many are homes, and should be SABs. Duplicate listings. Keyword stuffed names.

    I think I have someone helping me report them all, I just have to try and find them all!
    Hurricane K8
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Streetview says this house isn't even built yet: Google Map Maker

    It could be an old picture, but still funny.
    Hurricane K8
    Leavens Auto Group (London, Orillia, Chatham - Ontario,Canada)

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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Mapmaker wont show me page 2, but this is showing me there's more than the 10 listings:
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/s/647-588-7171/people
    Hurricane K8
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Here is best way to search because some of those could be just G+ pages, which don't count. You are only concerned with the ones tied to maps - the ones that could rank.

    Google Map Maker

    You can see them all this way. Wowser!

    Good luck!
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Yep! The glitch is still happening where I click on page 2 and it shows the same results though

    Anyways, hopefully once a case is presented Google will get rid of them all.
    Hurricane K8
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    Ahhh didn't realize that. When I click page 2 there's a refresh, so looks like new page loads, but you are right it's the same listings.
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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    When you look near by you will see a UPS store. I suspect most if not all are spam. However you can't just assume that. The best way to handle it would be to use Report a Feature on each individual one and also specifiy that there is a lot of similar spam and provide a easy way for them to reference it. If you delete from Maps then you have to play the get past the Listing Editor game.

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    Re: Map Maker: King of spam! Any way to get rid of all these listings?

    And just because you find it in Map Maker doesn't mean it came from Map Maker. Maps does suppress listings so some may never show up.

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