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    Re: The Problems with Google Business Name Spam & Naming Violations - Online Ownershi

    Great points all Tim! Seems like lately the name spam thing is the biggest problem that's sticking in everyone's craw. I mean it always has been, but seems lately this is the biggest topic of conversation.

    Maybe Google will eventually hear our pleas!

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    Re: The Problems with Google Business Name Spam & Naming Violations - Online Ownershi

    I agree Linda, it has always been a problem but just lately there has been an uptick in complaints, perhaps MM leaving the scene has lead to people realizing just how ineffective the "suggest an edit" can be in certain situations.

    If you are going to include it in guidelines with the veiled threat of suspension, then it needs to be acted upon.

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