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Millions of fake Google Maps listings hurt real business and consumers

Posted in Ad Fraud, advertising, digital media, Google, online marketing, search engines with tags , , , , on June 22, 2019 by gadler

Google Maps carries approximately 11 million illegitimate local listings, with hundreds of thousands more getting created each month, the Wall Street Journal reported this week. These fake listings push real businesses further down the local search results, impacting their ability to reach customers and make unsuspecting users easy targets for scammers.

Google says it is aware of the problem and that it has plans to do more to combat spammers and scammers taking advantage of local listings. It’s not in the company’s interest to jeopardize user trust, yet as many marketers point out, it stands to profit as local businesses turn to paid ads to regain search visibility.

— Read on searchengineland.com/millions-of-fake-google-maps-listings-hurt-real-business-and-consumers-318629

Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile

Posted in Google, online marketing, search engines, world wide web with tags , , , , , , , on August 27, 2018 by gadler

Wonderful addition. Prefer to do business with a veteran-led business? Google is now making it easier for veteran owners/leaders to identify their business as such.

‘Google adds new ‘veteran-led’ attribute to Google My Business profile – Search Engine Land’
— Read on searchengineland.com/google-adds-new-veteran-led-attribute-to-google-my-business-profile-304497

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