Odd Google Business Clustering??

Former Member

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I've been managing our Google Places page for some time now. Always battling/eliminating the "illegal" listings that keep entering our area.

I typically check our ranking by searching: "Westborough plumber"

Today, I've noticed something I haven't seen before. Yesterday, there were only an A and B position.. which was normal. The A position was my company and the B position was an illegitimate company with the wrong address..

Today, the illegitimate company is now gone and it is replaced by another illegitimate Roto-Rooter listing in Westborough, Ma AND another listing in a completely different town (Shrewsbury, Ma).

I've never checked our ranking for Westborough, MA and found someone from a different town in the 7 pack.

Is this normal? What's happening here?

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Linda Buquet

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The packs change size sometimes. Sounds like it changed from a 2 pack to a 3 pack and that opened the radius up to include a wider area, so the 3rd listing from the town next door got in.
 

Former Member

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You're right!

There is some major shifting going on in my area at least. Rankings below my company are changing every few hours..

interested to see where it settles in.
 

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