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Anyone know how to get a spam site kicked from google local results?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by dday162372, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. dday162372

    dday162372 Registered Member

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    A competitor of mine is at the top of the 7 box and his business name on there is simply "city industry" even though that is not his actual business name. I tried reporting him with no success. Anyone have any advice on this.
     
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    HelloInsomnia Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    This happens all over Local, just beat him out using better local SEO
     
  3. jb007uk

    jb007uk Regular Member

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    Alot of this going on. I have seen comments talking about reviews getting into GM however I have seen so called companies with no reviews.

    Anyone seen any good articles relating to getting GM? Has a local landline got anything to do with it?

    Thanks - J
     
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    Fwiffo Power Member

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    why not just phone him up, congratulate him on a job well done, buy him a beer, and hire him to get you to #2?
     
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    wickedguy Supreme Member

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    Now that is the spirit of a good business man. I'll go that extra mile with you bro!

    thanks and +rep 4 ya! :D
     
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  6. dday162372

    dday162372 Registered Member

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    The problem is my legal business name is actually "city industry", so the guy is using MY business name. I'm not concerned about getting into the 7 box, that's easy, I just want his listing gone. I don't really want to dominate the whole box either just to push him out cause that's a lot of work and also pretty shady. Really, I would just like to know if anyone has ever successfully reported a site to G and had it removed, and if so what did they say.
     
  7. snwbrdstylee

    snwbrdstylee Registered Member

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    Our legal team has had more than a few websites removed that were fradulently using our company name. Then again this was only in "Google News", We have never needed to resort to this in our rankings... I keep the first few pages for "my company" pretty locked down.
     
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    Jacquita Junior Member

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    Best advise so far. Don't resort to crap tactics, just do a better job on SEO and get more and better backlinks.
     
  9. bananaman5000

    bananaman5000 Regular Member

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    what about trademark violation? get a lawyer to write him a nasty letter, i bet it'll be gone quick