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    Facebook is crowdsourcing local business data

    Saw this tonight on Facebook:

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    Looks like Facebook is trying to crowdsource local business data similar to Yelp, Google, & others.

    Does anyone know about this program? I can't seem to find any documentation or details on the web.

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    Re: Facebook is crowdsourcing local business data

    They've been doing that for a few months now. I'm not sure what drives it or what exactly they are doing. Could be as simple as verifying business pages on Facebook?

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    Question Re: Facebook is crowdsourcing local business data

    I must get at least one suggested edit a week with incorrect information so this is turning into an issue for me as a multi-location business.

    They also seem to be sourcing data from multiple aggregators. I know they're picking up data from Factual but I'm also showing incorrect listing in Facebook for locations that were closed or have moved.

    Add to this their tech support seems to be non-existent and Facebook is turning into a real local nightmare for me.

    Anyone have a line on who to contact over there for local listing tech support?

    Sorry for al the whining, just frustrated with FB, that's all.

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    Re: Facebook is crowdsourcing local business data

    I have seen this on a few of my clients, where I get a facebook notification that a client's FB page has one or more "suggested edits". In my client's case, it's usually for suggested phone number changes. I can't tell who is making the suggestions, though. Is there a way to find out?

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