How Do I Get These Spam Pages Removed?


Travis Van Slooten

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I just posted this same question over at the Google forum:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/business/need-advice/ch52oxKz_44

Spammer's site: contact us | 360 Wildlife Control Toronto | 647-776-7739
They clearly only have ONE location in Richmond yet look at all their Google+ pages:

https://plus.google.com/113558568016802707356/about (their correct page - the only one that should be in maps)

https://plus.google.com/118163095249876572347/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/+RaccoonRemovalTorontolSquirrelControlRichmondHill/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/102121394852118080430/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/+360WildlifeControlToronto/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/113386953882864479350/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/106204897623799328817/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/101930541910118450706/about (spam)
https://plus.google.com/+TorontoWildlifeControlRichmondHill/about (spam)

I have tried unsuccessfully to get these removed. Any suggestions?

My client is playing by the rules and is furious this particularly competitor is getting away with spam as most of these spam pages rank very well in the local pack. I told him I would try my best to get these removed but I'm finding out it's much harder to remove spam than I realized.

Travis
 

Linda Buquet

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Hi Travis, does this help?

<a href="http://www.localsearchforum.com/google-map-maker/26870-tips-reporting-spam-mapmaker.html">Tips for Reporting Spam in MapMaker</a>

Plus your post at the G forum has been escalated to Google, but if important I would not wait for that.
I'd hit from multiple fronts.
 

HurricaneK8

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It looks like someone in the product forum is going to help out. Sometimes in MapMaker the listings have to go through the "Objection" period and another team looks at them, and lately they've just been marking them as "closed".

Who knew baby skunks were so damn adorable!?! Little stinkers!
 

Travis Van Slooten

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Yup. I saw that. Thanks!

While this isn't urgent, my client would like to see the playing field even so I'll definitely stay on top of this.

Thanks,

Travis

It looks like someone in the product forum is going to help out. Sometimes in MapMaker the listings have to go through the "Objection" period and another team looks at them, and lately they've just been marking them as "closed".

Who knew baby skunks were so damn adorable!?! Little stinkers!
 

HurricaneK8

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my client would like to see the playing field even
I wish it was even, but it rarely ever is :(
Spam seems to keep showing up, despite the best efforts of the anti-spam/business community. And when it shows up, and works, businesses get fed up and create more spam to compete. When it doesn't work, spammers work hard to find new ways to get ahead. (They obviously have alot of time on their hands).

BUT it's worth cleaning up and fighting. One day we'll get there.... One day.
 

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