No wonder locksmith spam is so rampant. Google makes it SOOO easy to create fake listings. Learn how, and help make some noise so Google shuts down this loophole. Another great post from
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- True, but Google is so busy putting out fires that it’s ignoring the cancer. The cancer is anything that makes people less likely to use and trust Google as a search engine. They can get serious about it when it’s a big problem or a bigger problem. Eventually the spam will get so bad that the pendulum will swing (again) in the other direction, and Google will make it hard-to-impossible for the good guys to hang their shingle on Places. Then they’ll notch back the restrictions and let the spammers have at it again. It’s a cycle.
No disrespect to , but I hardly think he can address those points head-on, . Not sure anyone at Google can or will say anything other than "We're working on it."Feb 20, 2014
- It is worth noting after all of this that the original (fake) listing that brought so much embarrassment to Google is still there, with all of the comments. I still wonder if it was a false flag operation, the Google u.r.my bit.CH listing. If so, it was a beautiful piece of workthat has raised much needed attention to this issue. Next step is to get attorneys general involved in every state of the Union.Feb 20, 2014
- Well put friend. Cancer indeed. I guess, unlike you, I have given up hope that things could change. I don't feel like they have a responsibility to me. I can get as pissed off as I want with the state of the organic SERPs, but at the end of the day, what good does it do? I don't pay anything and have generated more money than I can possibly count for my clients. They don't owe me Jack. Instead, I will put my cries and anger into something constructive and go about continuing to generate said monies, in and outside of Google.
This is an ancient argument :)Feb 20, 2014
- I sure do like analyzing their blunders though!Feb 20, 2014
- Not to mention the thousands of new businesses that get started every day - they do not have websites - yet.Feb 20, 2014
- Nope, I've more or less given up on Google's QC, too. Hence my description of the cycle.Feb 20, 2014