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Competitor Cloaked my google place listing

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cwith, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. cwith

    cwith Newbie

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    Hello a competitor has started a google place listing with my clients exact business name and address. They switched the phone to their # and slightly altered the address. Now Goog is ranking it higher than our real place page in the serp it is attached to our website. Haha so this is serious and I want to know what my options are. I was originally thinking I could link blast their fake place page and hopefully Goog will demote it. But it has our website and business name and am worried of consequences. If anyone has ideas or advice please help.
     
  2. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Send me the links, let me take a look.
     
  3. G-S-T

    G-S-T Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Post it in the Google support forums and bring it to the attention of their staff. Contacting Google via email will get you nowhere.
     
  4. jon_xx_x

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    Why? They get back to me within 24hrs.
    This is a very serious matter that could be reason for legal actoin.
     
  5. cwith

    cwith Newbie

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    I reported the problem on their google maps listing, and wrote in the google places help forum.
    Yesterday and have not heard back.
     
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  6. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check your PM. Thank me later!
     
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