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Free business listings listing my phone number as wrong company

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by FreakinAwesome, Apr 24, 2016.

  1. FreakinAwesome

    FreakinAwesome Newbie

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    I got my business number in 2011, it used to be a company in another industry that went out of business in 2008. The web presence for this company was non-existent. A few random scraps and mentions. In 2014 a company started in that same industry in the same town with a name that was one letter off the name of the defunct company that went out of business in 2008. Now the out of business company is listed with my phone number in 30 cheesy crappy online directories. I get one call from a customer for the defunct company every other month and enough calls from SEO assholes each day to make stop answering my business phone with anything other than "Hello" because it usually a robot or a hang up or somebody from India.
    How do I get these listings killed?
     
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  2. Reppiks

    Reppiks Newbie

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    Man that sucks. I don't believe there is a quick solution to this, but you would have to manually go to each listing and go through the process of claiming the business to remove them. Some are pretty str8 forward and others can be a real pain to get to a point where you can edit the listing.