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    Google Issues Warning to Business Owners to Stop Spamming

    Google just updated their guidelines and added in a paragraph at the top to warn people that failure to follow the guidelines can get their listing removed.
    Summary: Listings on Google My Business can only be created for businesses that either have a physical location that customers can visit, or that travel to visit customers where they are. Creating a successful listing that won’t be suspended requires avoiding prohibited content, accurately reflecting your business, and complying with the rest of the policies below.
    I covered the changes in detail this morning on our blog.

    Maybe this means Google is moving towards cracking down on spam more? One can hope...
    Joy Hawkins
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    Author of The Expert's Guide to Local SEO [, a 260+ page training manual that is updated monthly and contains advanced tips and tactics for Local SEO that actually work and drive results.

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    Re: Google Issues Warning to Business Owners to Stop Spamming

    Thanks for sharing the great news Joy! Hope it means they'll crack down.
    Linda Buquet .:. Forum Founder, Google Local Specialist

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