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"Google+ Hacking" Opportunity???

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by richheineman, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. richheineman

    richheineman Newbie

    Jan 13, 2016
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    I cold call local businesses everyday via the phone. I've been using a software app that shows me business listings on Google+ that HAVE NOT been claimed. After calling several of these, I noticed that many were out of business but their listing was still live in an 'unclaimed' status.

    It seems to me that there's an opportunity here. For example, if I had a client that was a 'roofer' and I found 10 roofing companies with unclaimed G+ listings that are actually out of business, I would think there would be a way to claim the listing and change the phone numbers to the number of my client or a number that belongs to my client (possibly a RingCentral number).

    The idea I had was to actually claim the listing as a representative of the company, leave it idle for a week or so, then go in and update the phone numbers, urls, etc. to where ever I choose.

    I realize that this is completely 'blackhat' and some circles would frown on this, but I can't help for thinking that there's an opportunity here.

    So, how would I go about bypassing the postcard verification process? Will phone numbers from RingCentral work on a G+ listing? Has anyone ever done this successfully, especially in 2016?
  2. dystopia

    dystopia Registered Member

    Jan 9, 2016
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    No idea how to bypass the postcard verification, but if you figure it out and are going to try this I would get a burner phone and set up a call redirect. That way you can set it to redirect to a client, still have full control of the account and number, without risking any type of penalty for having the same number on multiple listings.
  3. TheVigilante

    TheVigilante Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Aug 31, 2010
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    Theatre of dreams :)
    Looks like a promising method...but the only problem is the postcard verification...
  4. hhunter87

    hhunter87 Newbie

    Oct 5, 2010
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    Could you share application that you use to track and find unverified locals?