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Google is Telling People How to Buy Fake Reviews on Google Maps

Google is Telling People How to Buy Fake Reviews on Google Maps

5+ Local SEO Joe Youngblood posted a tweet showing a screenshot a featured snippet on a Google search result that appears to show Google highlighting exactly how a business can purchase fake reviews to promote their business on Google Maps. Great job tackling that review spam Google! pic.twitter.com/7rMNzVpB8r — Joe Youngblood (@YoungbloodJoe) February 24, 2020 […]
Google My Business is Now Recommending Placing Keywords in Your Business Description to Increase Local SEO Rankings

Google My Business is Now Recommending Placing Keywords in Your Business Description to Increase Local SEO Rankings

3+ For about as long as Google My Business has existed Local SEO’s have tested placing keywords in the description to see if that improved rankings. The answer has always been an unfortunate no. Today however, it would appear that the search engineers in charge of Google Maps / Local rankings have had a change […]
Local SEO’s Have Found Fake Local Businesses on Google Maps in the USA That Are Using Phone Numbers from Pakistan

Local SEO’s Have Found Fake Local Businesses on Google Maps in the USA That Are Using Phone Numbers from Pakistan

4+ Google Map spam keeps getting worse and there doesn’t appear to be much help in sight for beleaguered small businesses fighting against spammers in their local market. Now, it appears that trend could start directly hurting consumers. Local SEO expert Joe Youngblood found a new supposed Local SEO agency in his home market of […]