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google places account suspended ? anyone else have problems ?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnj2011, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. johnj2011

    johnj2011 Newbie

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    Well i noticed i lost rank for many keywords past couple of days and no google places listing to be seen either.
    On further investigation google have suspended my places account.

    Instead of sending me exact info or even informing me by email that they have done this and why they have done it, they have just done it and left me to use guesswork to work out the reason myself. I figure that this also relates in some way to why i have completly dropped off on google for all my main keywords.

    I had 3 google place listings , only problem i can see is that 2 were for the same business (although this was a genuine mistake on my part).
    All businesses are legit, bricks and mortar businesses offering a service.

    The action i have taken is to remove the duplicate business, amend the other business slightly and remove a potentially trademarked logo from my images (could also have been the cause of the problem).

    I have now requested my account be reviewed and the status is pending, could take several weeks.

    I don't now if anyone else has had problems but please take note if you have any duplicates or logos in your listing.