Local Marketing Summit banner  below header new
Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15
  1. #1
    Member Since
    Nov 2014
    Location
    mexico
    Posts
    10
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

  2. Local Marketing Summit banner in thread
  3. #2
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    14,568
    Thanks (Received)
    154
    Likes (Received)
    165

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Thanks for reporting Bajaseo (And for posting in the right forum.)

    I could not research very many, but the ones I checked were all using the Yelp trick. Some were linking to a Yelp search results page, for that city and some were using a legit company's listing.

    First of all, I'm curious, how did you find all of these? What common thread did you use to find that these were all connected, because they sure seem to be. They have many of the same footprints, but I don't see anything searchable that I could use to discover all these interconnected listings in different cities. So I'm just really curious what method did you used to research and find them all?

    Help a fellow spam fighter out and tell me your secret?

    Even though edits are frozen, I would assume the spam team is still working. So you can report all of them for spam right on the listing using edit details. Let me know if you don't know how. FYI that works now even for the ones with address hidden. I know it didn't before, but so you know, it works now.

    Plus, please post at the Google business forum and then give me a link to the post and I'll escalate it because this is considered network spam. I think there is some big spammy agency that's doing tons of listings like this. I've reported lots of fake locksmith listings that were using this Yelp Trick and I'd like to help Google catch these guys.
    Last edited by Linda Buquet; 05-31-2015 at 07:09 AM. Reason: Corrected tons of Dragon typos, scuse if any are left.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  4. #3
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    353
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Common follower on a number of these pages is Mani Kumar https://plus.google.com/112234872781734254377

  5. #4
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    353
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?


  6. #5
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    14,568
    Thanks (Received)
    154
    Likes (Received)
    165

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Thanks Cody. Great detective work!

    I never look at posts, but should so you taught me a lesson there.

    Forgot to mention I checked MM on several of these. No history. All look pretty new.
    Compared the MM contributors on 3 but didn't see any overlap or anything.

    But wore out my carpal on this one and Dragon's not working. So can't do more on this one.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  7. #6
    Member Since
    Nov 2014
    Location
    mexico
    Posts
    10
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Hey Linda thanks for looking into it as this is affecting my client's business right now. I was checking my client's ranking in south Los Angeles and these guys kept popping up so I started searching every city in Los Angeles county and sure enough same pattern everywhere. I reported them a few days ago and still nothing from Google yet. Guess we will have to wait for mapmaker to be activated again which is really unfair to my client. Another way you can find listings connected is by checking the name of the photo they uploaded to the business page and searching for it on Google. I found many of these were using same photos.

  8. #7
    Member Since
    Sep 2014
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    12
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    I'm impressed by the level of detective work some of you are capable of in sniffing out who is up to something and what they're strategy might be. I'm pretty proud of myself if I notice a flagrant violation like using an exact name match for business name.

    To the OP's question, I've been using Edit Details for now.

  9. #8
    Member Since
    Jun 2012
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    14,568
    Thanks (Received)
    154
    Likes (Received)
    165

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd McCall View Post
    I'm impressed by the level of detective work some of you are capable of in sniffing out who is up to something and what they're strategy might be. I'm pretty proud of myself if I notice a flagrant violation like using an exact name match for business name.

    To the OP's question, I've been using Edit Details for now.
    Todd is right. Use EDIT DETAILS as I said above.
    Map Maker edits only are on hold, the spam team is not!

    HERE IS HOW REPORT SPAM WITH SCREENSHOTS.
    In your post at the Google forum, by ehg.


    Thanks Helmut, great job. I'm going to copy and use that all the time!
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

    If you benefit from advice here... Please pay the community back by sharing on social OR helping someone else at the forum. Thank you!

    Don't Miss Important News & Tips! Subscribe to Daily Email Digest Here

    Note: Due to mulitple RSI injuries, pardon short replies. Typos? Blame it on "Dragon".

  10. #9
    Member Since
    Nov 2014
    Location
    mexico
    Posts
    10
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    Reported since last Friday and still nothing. What should I do to help Google notice?

  11. #10
    Member Since
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    353
    Thanks (Received)
    0
    Likes (Received)
    0

    Re: Since mapmaker is down how do I report spam?

    My advice is be patient. I've had to wait a much longer than a week in the past. The web is a big place to monitor and spam is a rampant as ever IMO. Maybe some of the other TC's have different advice.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-17-2016, 06:06 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
GradeUs above footer new