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guys need help - Google local map [Consider illegal?]

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by sparksue, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. sparksue

    sparksue Registered Member

    Jan 29, 2009
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    Dear bro,

    As i am looking at Google Local map...i was wondering whether are we able to provide our own information on other business listing? [Those that doesn't verified] as most of them doesn't really even know it's exist at all.

    But if however they notice it, will they able to sue me? Or they can just claimed it and change the website will do?

    Appreciate anyone can help?

    I think this is really a gold mine to look into if we can able to include URLs to those unverified local listing...:)

    Does this count as blackhat?
  2. robertodelgato

    robertodelgato Regular Member

    Jun 28, 2009
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    Yeah, right.
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    Well, first of all any google business local listing has to be verified before it shows up - in my experience. You do that either by telephone or they'll mail you a card. Soooooooooo, you'd either have to give a fake phone # - which is traceable unless you use a Trakphone every time you do this (and throw it away after) or give a fake address (which is trackable, duh). There's been so much spamming of google local that they say next year they're going to start manually verifying the info. Most people do multiple listings for THEIR OWN BUSINESS rather than try to slam the competition. Search for "Google Maps Cash" here in the downloads section if you're interested in gaming the system. And yes, publishing incorrect information about a person or business can get you sued in the USofA (but so can anything else you do). That's not blackhat, unless paying money to lawyers is blackhat.