Map Pack & GMB spammed company names - How to Get Google to Care


Bryan Bloom

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So I know @JoyHawkins and others have done a great job of explaining how you can report a listing to Google through the "edit listing" and report a listing. For example, we have the situation for a San Diego client where his competitors put their company name like this - "ABC Moving - San Diego", or something similar where we know the name does NOT include the city in it. But with the city the appear higher up.

I reported this to Google and none of the edits were taken, all rejected. What is the best or proper way to report a listing that is doing this - name is not correct and used only to spam. Thanks!
 
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Bryan,

It got flagged as spam due to all the links :rolleyes:. I unflagged it and escalated it. I'll post on that thread when I hear back.
OMG sorry about that! Tried to be as complete as possible. Thanks again @JoyHawkins fingers crossed with this. I had no idea HOW much spam there was.. I think in one of the many podcasts you did you spoke on this. Crazy!!
 
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@JoyHawkins -if you create a logo and name the business to include the city within your website, that would pass the scrutiny of an audit right? I know Google doesn't actually look at the legal filing of the business itself so if you 'brand' your business with the name you're safe I assume.
 

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