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Besides your Google my Business entry not being spammy all your other web directory data needs to follow the same rules as well. You do not want Google treating the data they consider scraping to add ranking for you being rejected as spammy.
I have 2 Local offices in London and I've created Local pages for both of them. I didn't understand why Google Marked them as Spam. I got below given message from Google each time i open those pages. Your page has been blocked since it has been identified as possible spam. To unblock your page, ...
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+Priya Chandra points to a deep article here by +Joy Hawkins on problems with ranking a Google my Business page where you have moved or re-branded in the past.
Should I remove my old address from google maps? ABI Research, 29/04/15 09:28. Hi, I'm wondering how to best show up as a top company on Google Maps when "Technology Research" is searched? I've done some digging and someone mentioned an issue could be having two addresses for the same company.
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Some more good advice about Categories and SEO for your Google my Business page from +Priya Chandra for a Google my Business page.
Google Product Forums > Google and Your Business Help Forum >. Categories: Technical issue? : When I google laser hair removal Portland why is my business not found anywhere in the maps for laser business in Portland? Showing 1-2 of 2 messages ...
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If you have outdated Street View pictures of your business Treebles gives advice here on a work arround whilst you wait for an update.
Hello, I have just put my Chambres d'Hotes business in France onto Google Maps. All is fine apart from Google's OWN street view pictures which we last updated in 2010, when the house was uninhabited and up for sale. The garden was all covered in black plastic and overgrown.
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If you cannot add a suitable Category in Google my Business then have a look in Mapmaker. If there is a better one there then follow +Joy Hawkins advice.
This is very annoying. Trying to set up a G+ business page and there is no suitable category to be found. We sell Tractor Parts. We are a tractor parts supplier / shop. We are not a farm *insert word here*. We are not an agricultural *insert word here* (well nothing exists other than ...
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Because of some not very clear reasons Google stopped Google my Business users adding in their own choice of Category. Supposedly anti-spam.
This is very annoying. Trying to set up a G+ business page and there is no suitable category to be found. We sell Tractor Parts. We are a tractor parts supplier / shop. We are not a farm *insert word here*. We are not an agricultural *insert word here* (well nothing exists other than ...
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Well Ethan R from Google promised me an application where ordinary users could ask for Categories to be added some years ago.
They can easily afford to do it!
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EHG a prolific poster on the Google my Business Help Forum adds some advice on how to do screen shots which are needed in order to give you specific advice.
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Link to your local Google+ page (previously known as a Place page):https://plus.google.com/+ShopThanhNhaCaMau. Business name (as it is in your account): Shop Thời Trang Thanh Nhã Business location: 30-32 Ngô Gia Tự, tp. Cà Mau, Cà Mau, Việt Nam Business telephone (as it is in your account): + ...
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Google is always on the lookout for Google my Business review spam and +Priya Chandra lists ones we know about here.
Hi, None of the posted Google Reviews are showing on my page. Just one from few months ago. I normally ask some of my customer to post review after they make purchase. Few of them confirmed they submitted review but they don't show up. The last review is from today with picture which does not ...
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More good advice from +Tim Capper on promotion of a Google my Business page.
Before posting a new thread: Please check the sticky notes at the top of the forum (you'll know it's a sticky because it will have a little pushpin icon). Many of your questions have already been addressed by these stickies, which cover product updates, current technical problems, and important ...
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When as an ongoing business ( or you buy a business and move it to your own location) you move location its best to start changing your third party web data prior to the move. Then you can Edit the Google+ page at the time of the move and get the best result in search.
Before posting a new thread: Please check the sticky notes at the top of the forum (you'll know it's a sticky because it will have a little pushpin icon). Many of your questions have already been addressed by these stickies, which cover product updates, current technical problems, and important ...
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Before you buy an existing business you need to check what its online reputation is like.
Google Product Forums > Google and Your Business Help Forum >. Categories: Technical issue? : We would like to remove reviews relating to our business which were posted before we bought it. We've tried all over but cant find how to do it. Can you help?? Showing 1-2 of 2 messages ...
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To prevent possible duplicate Google+ pages appearing for your business you either need to report the duplicates. Where they are driven by differing web data from your own Google my Business entry you have to go out and claim and then Edit it to have the right content.
Hello! I have just started as a Marketing Manager at this company. Previous employees (who have now left, rendering their admin inaccessible) have created multiple g+/ local business pages. They each have zero followers and incorrect information. How do I remove the duplicate pages and start ...
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    Came upon the Google and Your Business Help Forum when having a problem when I added a Google Site to my Places entry. Been helping users there ever since and doing private consultancy as well. For users, web marketeers and SEOs. AndrewHuskinson.com
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    Worked at: Jaguar x 2, Barclaycard, For Honeywell at - ( NEI John Thompson, Ash & Lacy, Davenports Brewery, Rhyl District Council, UK Film Distributors ), Argos, Midlands Electricity Board (MEB), Transco Gas Network, South Staffordshire Water Board (Ex-Honeywell), Birmingham City Council, Amtico, Wilmot Breedon, Forward Trust, Himatic Engineering (Ex-Honeywell), Istel, CAP Gemini (Barclaycard Merchant Acquirer), ICL Dataskill at MEB, SPAR, Business Computer Projects (SPAR supplier) x 3, Allied Brewery, Weslyan and General Insurance (Honeywell Bridge Circle)
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I worked as a freelance chartered professional IT consultant for 25 years in commerce and finance, for all the utilities, my local government, and computer hardware and software suppliers. From programmer to project leader, creating user friendly zero or low defect results.

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I am interested in astronomy, motor bikes and woodworking.

I offer private professional help for +Profiles, +Local Business pages, Google Places entries and Maps search result listing problems via Website.

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If Yext ring and offer you another $50 rebate it does not affect my affiliate payment or my 1 hour Places Consultancy offer.

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This is a great post with awesome advice. Thank you, SQL Performance! Brianna Brekke Google Employee who pinned two of my postings.

SQL, you are perhaps one of only a very few contributors on this forum who actually think carefully before submitting advice. (I sometimes rush in.) Master Sweeps.

Thanks for the insight again. If google were half as helpful as you here, alot of people would be so much more at ease. Michele191.

What a relief that this is finally over. SQLPerformance, you've been with me through it all - thanks. gomp945

SQLPerformance,  I really appreciate your help here. You seem to be the only one that cares about anyone here.  MAH77  I think Jim Jaggers does as well.

Arsen R

Thanks Andrew!

Guys, Andrew is the GO-TO guy with issues regarding Google Places Listings being rejected. We recommend visiting his website, reading his content and requesting consultations if you are not able to resolve these issues on your own.

Linda Buquet wrote on March 9, 2011 :

You know what, if they listened to just HALF of the suggestions you and I have given them, they’d cut out probably 75% of the complaints and support problems. Right? (No over-writing claimed listings, etc. etc.)
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