411 Locals Back in the News

411 Locals has been implicated in widespread Places listing sabotage and accused of threatening an SMB. Well they are back in the forums with this recent report of their widespread spam. You can’t keep a good black hat down. Poster HoskinsRick noted a range of examples of spamming that shared a number of features; keyword …

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Loci 2011 – Darren Shaw

Darren is the founder of Whitespark, the SEO firm that built the popular¬†Local Citation Finder. Darren has been developing websites since 1996 and optimizing them for the search engines since 2001. He’s currently helping to organize the first international¬†GetListed University workshops in Edmonton, Canada. *** #1)What is a data aggregator? How can they help improve …

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411Locals In the Spotlight Again

In May, Linda Buquet reported on what turned out to be apparent sabotage of Places business listings by the local search firm 411Local. Here is a recent screen shot of a search in Maps still showing the Places listing defacements. Well 411Local is back in the spotlight today. This post appeared in the Google Places …

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