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    When Google looks the other way

    In some uncompetitive local markets, it's still the Wild West. Case in point:

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    Yes, that's the name of the Google+Local page.

    Makes you chuckle a little, huh?

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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Wow, Phil. Can you say EPIC FAIL.

    And if I can interpret the Map Maker history correctly (and I most likely can't), it looks like it's probably been that way since 2011.
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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Quote Originally Posted by Colan Nielsen View Post
    Wow, Phil. Can you say EPIC FAIL.
    Sure can, Colan. If there was a person at Google who's in charge of local QC, his/her mugshot would have that caption. It's an epic win for the business. Hey, he has a one-box Google+Local result.

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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Knarly! You would think ones like that would trip a filter and be easily caught by the algo!
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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Is there any way that is a blended result and that is his page title? Still a pretty spammy page title.

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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    No, it is unfortunately the actual business name on the G+ Local page itself. Just do a search in maps for the phone number.
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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Plus the URL is plus.google.com not site.com
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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    +1 what Colan and Linda said. Also, if you just click on the Google+ link, you'll see that the page itself is named that. I originally didn't want to post the query, because who knows how long they'll be listed, but here goes: Google

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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Its interesting that they spammed the crap out of the title but didn't spam the categories, or the description.

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    Re: When Google looks the other way

    Phil,
    This made me laugh out loud. Classic. Thank you for the chuckle.
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