Google Spam Hall of Shame

Update: As of 2:40 EDT all of Michael Park’s reviews are taken down so you will have to take my word for their value.

As you know I have been exploring a Google review spam network. Google took down everyone that I pointed out to them in the network but neglected to dig one iota deeper and find the many related profiles. Their loss.

My gain was finding Michael Park, legal reviewer extraordinaire! Either he is a spammer or the most prolific plaintiff in the 50 states. And when I say 50 states, I mean each and every one of them. Ok…. not every one of them, but quite a few.

Michael, you see has left 23 lawyer reviews, in the past 7 months in at least 22 states. Either he has an obsessive compulsive desire to sit in lawyer offices and courtrooms or maybe, just maybe he is a review spammer1.

Original he is not2
Richard A. Steadman Jr.
6296 Rivers Ave #102, Charleston, SC 29406

Richard is an experienced attorney who was very attentive and detailed to my case. I would highly recommend him to friends and family alike.

Murphy Cooke Kobrick LLP
177 Bovet Rd #600, San Mateo, CA 94402

MCK are truly experienced attorney’s and were very attentive and detailed to my case. I would highly recommend them to friends and family alike.

Girling Law Firm, PLLC
North Richland Hills, TX

Marc was very helpful in my case and very attentive to detail. I would highly recommend Marc to friends and family alike.

Twohig Law Firm
8998 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Ray has been very attentive to my case! Ray and his staff care about their clients and I would highly recommend this firm to friends and family alike!

The Chastaine Law Office
2377 Gold Meadow Way #100, Gold River, CA 95670

Michael was very informative and helpful with my case. His staff was very polite and was very patient with all my concerns. I would highly recommend him to friends and family alike.

Law Office Of Jesse Hernandez
8627 Cinnamon Creek Dr Suite 702, San Antonio, TX 78240

Jesse was very professional in handling my case. I would highly recommend him to friends and family alike.

Russell & Lazarus APC
1401 Dove St #310, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Russell & Lazarus paid close attention to my case and I would highly recommend them to friends and family.

Law Offices of Rick D. Banks
1080 W Sierra Ave #105, Fresno, CA 93711

Rick and his team was very helpful with my case. I would highly recommend Rick to friends and family alike for any of your family law situations.

Ryan J. Really Attorney at Law, LLC
810 Sycamore St #400, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Law Office of Diane Anderson
629 New York Ranch Rd #1, Jackson, CA 95642

I would highly recommend Diane to friends and family alike. She was very informative and prompt when I had any questions regarding my case. Diane and her team made my legal experience comfortable and lifted a huge weight off my shoulders. Thanks Diane!

Hermann Law Group, PLLC
235 Main St, Danbury, CT 06810

Hermann Law Group was very attentive to my case and I am very happy with the result. I would highly recommend them to friends and family alike.

Sodowsky Law Firm, PC
12500 Fair Lakes Cir Ste 100, Fairfax, VA 22033

I was very pleased with my experience with the Sodowsky Law Firm. They were very attentive to detail and kept me up to date with my case. I highly recommend this firm and I wouldn’t hesitate to utilize their services again.

The Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller, PLLC
600 8th Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76104

Bryan is highly recommended. He has was very on hands with my case. Unlike other firms where it feels like you’re talking more to the paralegal than the attorney him/herself. Completely satisfied with Bryan’s services!

The Law Offices of Marc J. Shefman
17000 W 10 Mile Rd #150, Southfield, MI 48075

Marc is an amazing attorney that pays attention to detail. I would highly recommend Marc to family and friends. I really do appreciate you helping me out with my legal issues and completely satisfied with the end results!

Farmer & Wright, PLLC
4975 Alben Barkley Dr #1, Paducah, KY 42001

Farmer & Wright are very reliable attorneys. They have help me every step of the way and paid attention to all the details. I would highly recommend this firm to friends and family!

Radosevich Paul
1621 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Paul was very helpful with my mother’s case. He was very thorough and knowledgeable with Social Security disability laws and I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

Jonathan M. Feigenbaum, Esquire
184 High St #503, Boston, MA 02110

John is a great attorney that was very helpful with my case. He has attention for detail and I would utilize him for any future legal needs.

Christopher Thayer
IBM Building, 1200 5th Ave #1217, Seattle, WA 98101

Chris Thayer is an amazing attorney. Pays attention to detail and gets the job done. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. Thanks Chris!

Family Law Matters
27349 Jefferson Ave #112, Temecula, CA 92590

Gina was very helpful with my case. I would recommend her to my friends and family!

 

The Strong Law Firm
8206 Leesburg Pike #209, Vienna, VA 22182

Michael is very attentive to detail and I am more than pleased from the services Michael and his staff have provided. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family alike.

 

1- There is a third possibility and that is that he is a hyper focused local marketer. 🙂

2- I left the share button in place in case you wanted to send these over to your team members for reuse. 

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8 thoughts on “Google Spam Hall of Shame”

  1. Nice work again Mike. Good to see someone being proactive about this map crap spam. Amazing that G removed all the other reviews you pointed out. My guess is they do the same for these as well. Long way to go though….

  2. I love that you caught this and that the reviews were already taken down. This sort of thing drives me crazy, both as a consumer and as a content strategist.

  3. Great post Mike. Having worked in the legal vertical for a decade, the spamming never stops. So many are willing to take shortcuts and the amount of misinformation that is believed is remarkable.

  4. Unfortunately, the reason these reviews are getting removed is because this is a high profile blog and getting Google lots of negative attention. If they really cared about the problem they would solve it. We’ll see.

    Mike, you should just hire someone on fiverr to dig through the network to see how deep it goes (maybe they would be a part of the network already) instead of you doing all the work 🙂

  5. So if I was a law firm, and had a negative review from an illegitimate client / spammer is there any other way to get a false review removed besides flagging the review as inappropriate?

    When working with my clients I come across fake reviews all the time!

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