Reader Dimitar Dimitrov sent me this email comment about Google+Local and the attached screen shot of the Google HQ:
I just a reader of your blog (and an SEO freak). I was messing around with the new Google+ Local or whatever they are officially calling it.
While me and one of my buddies were messing around with the official Google Listing – https://plus.google.com/107355571499061888485/about
We’ve spotted that anyone can upload pictures… any pictures! Check the profile and see for yourself
I’ve attached my mess in case Google fix it before you can see it
P.S: I hope Google will fix this bug ASAP…
Welcome to the world of Google Local. As they say this a feature NOT a bug.
This capability has long been abused on Google Places and the feature has migrated over to the new Google+Local Page. In Places there was an option to report the image as inappropriate. It does not appear that feature has arrived to Google+Local. I don’t know when that will take occur. In the meantime it is not clear what a business should do if he runs afoul of an ex-girlfriend or a malicious competitor with compromising photos.
BTW I love your sense of humor. My only regret is that my own library of images does not include such classics!
(Click to view larger)Google+Local Retains Community Image Upload But is Missing a Way to Report Abuses by Mike Blumenthal