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Understanding Google My Business & Local Search

Who’s Really Behind Fake Online Reviews?

Reviews, reviews and more reviews.

Jason Brown of ReviewFraud participated in an interesting investigative news report on fake reviews. He wrote about it on his blog: Bulletproof Digital busted selling Fake reviews to NBCLA.  Here is NBC Southern California report:

Who’s Really Behind Fake Online Reviews?

Jason also covered an interesting story in the review space that doesn’t seem to die, Review solicitation and blackmail  about a small SEO firm in Colorado that was threatened for blogging about a review company in the space.

Last week though was a busy one on the review front for me and around the web as well. I participated in several webinars and there were some other interesting articles.

Video Webinar : The Ins and Out of Reviews and Reputation in 2018 – Local University Join David Mihm, Aaron Weiche, Joy Hawkins & me as we look at the changing roll of reviews. (video + transcript)

Video Deep Dive: A Look at Review Spam with Jason Brown & Joy “The Hawk” Hawkins – Local University – Spam? What spam? Google has yet to get their spam act together against networks buying reviews. We look at the implications. (video + transcript)

How to Deal with Fake Negative Reviews on Google – Joy Hawkins explains what to do when your business is attacked.