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#1 Google Places for Months, NOW I DISAPPEAR!?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Blackhat Scott, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Blackhat Scott

    Blackhat Scott Regular Member

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    I already crapped myself and got that out of the way... Okay I know nothing lasts forever but I dominated this market a long time and now I disappear? Is someone pulling shinanigans or what? Could it be that new Google Boost Sh#~?

    My #1 spot was taken by a crappy free website from GoDaddy.

    Maybe someone marked my site as spam?

    I would really appreciate any advice on this. Thank you.
     
  2. MKelly

    MKelly Regular Member

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    More info is needed for some advice, such as how old is your site, do you mean disappear as in site:yourdomain.com returns no results, or you are still in the index, just further down?

    What's the competition level for you niches, did you do anything recently, such as change the look of your site, add a bunch of content or backlinks? Is your server/host reliable, have you checked your sites code for any malware or hacks?

    Google Boost is just simplified adwords advertising for businesses with Google Places listings, it's not affected anything, except for maybe the adwords scene a little.

    Tell us more than you have crapped yourself and your site has disappeared.
     
  3. pirondi

    pirondi Power Member

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    edit.
     
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  4. utkarshpaliwal

    utkarshpaliwal Regular Member

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    It happens some times.. I dont have much experience in Google places.. But my website disappears sometimes and reappears at #1!
    So wait and watch!
     
  5. Blackhat Scott

    Blackhat Scott Regular Member

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    I see a different company in my Google Places account twice and it says to verify ownership:

    XXXXXXX Company
    City, STate ZIP
    United States
    Edit - Delete
    Needs Action
    Not yet published
    Verify ownership

    Could it be that someone temporarily disabled my maps by replacing their information? it shows their listing is pending in my account? Like Google thinks I changed my information to show theirs... No cosmetics changes have been made. I Didn't add a bunch of back links recently. As far as competition... nothing has changed there. I haven't dug to deep because my site is still number 1 organically below the places listings. I also see that this company that took over my site has no videos, no pictures, only 1 review. My site has been completely kicked off of Google PLaces... It doesn't even show way down under more results.


    Additional notes:
    My Google places listing is verified. I know someone who showed one time how he hijacked someone elses unverified listing Google Places once and it still shows as his site but with the wrong physical address of the previous company... But I don't think thats the case here as all my company info is gone.

    Any further help would be appreciated.