Google Spam Hall of Shame – A Well Deserved Group Award

This week’s second Google Spam Hall of Shame award goes to not one deserving business but to a group, who have worked hard and persistently to achieve this honor (drum roll please….)- the personal injury lawyers of the City of Orlando. This achievement, of having every listing(ok two out of three1) in the 3 Pack and the … Continue reading Google Spam Hall of Shame – A Well Deserved Group Award

Google Spam Hall of Fame: Cheap Auto Insurance – #ShameOnGoogle

Google has the unique ability to look like they are doing something about systemic problems in Local when in reality it is just misdirection. Spam reporting is but one flagrant example of this. I recently reported some obvious spam. Any effing idiot could see that it is spam and yet my edit was denied. #ShameOnGoogle … Continue reading Google Spam Hall of Fame: Cheap Auto Insurance – #ShameOnGoogle

Local Franchise Opportunity with a Chance to Enter the Google Local Spam Hall of Shame

Don’t let cost prohibit you from owning a franchise. Incredible fast paced opportunity1 for expansion. Find unlimited potential in new(ish) and fast growing lead generation space. Very low initial costs. Three years of Photoshop skills, understanding of call center technologies and a straight face required. Photo geo-tagging and familiarity with competitive local exchange carriers a … Continue reading Local Franchise Opportunity with a Chance to Enter the Google Local Spam Hall of Shame

Google Local Spam Hall of Shame – The Naming Wars

I have previously noted naming abuses in the jewelry world around Toronto. Every once in a while I attempt to edit them for some rational outcome. Rational outcomes though are sorely not part of the current Google business name edit world. I rename, get approved, owner (or seo on their behalf) changes back. Rinse, Repeat. … Continue reading Google Local Spam Hall of Shame – The Naming Wars

Google Local Spammy Lead Gen Listings & How they Work on the Ground

In 2009 I met with the then head of Google Local, Carter Maslan, and asked why they allowed so much spam to continue to exist in Maps after they were alerted to it. He assured me that it wasn’t very visible and it was being used to “inoculate the system” against future abuses. The Disease  … Continue reading Google Local Spammy Lead Gen Listings & How they Work on the Ground