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Newb help- Is big G on to me? How should I proceed in the future?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Apostasy, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. Apostasy

    Apostasy Newbie

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    Hello, everyone, I am new to IM so please forgive my stupid questions. I could not find an answer to my problem with the search function.

    Backstory- I am ranking a relatives local business website and had a friend of mine post a positive review on the GMB listing, this review was removed a day later from google. When searching google later that day I received a "privacy notice" reminding me of all their tracking methods and terms of service etc...I am thinking this happened because my friend has logged on to his google accounts on my IP address before. Even though he has genuinely received service from my relatives business, I could understand why google would think we are trying to game the system.

    Now is that privacy notice probably associated with my conspicuous activity? Should I be worried about G monitoring my accounts and ips associated with those accounts in the future? Lets say I am trying to rank a new local business or create affiliate websites, would it be okay to resume with a normal link building campaign and build future money sites attached with GMB/analytics/AdSense, or should I be extra cautious because G now has a watchful eye on my ip? or would they only be concerned with me trying to manipulate that same business in the future?

    I know this probably sounds absolutely ridiculous but I just want to better understand their capabilities and how cautious I should be before investing more time in future IM ventures. Any answers or extra resources would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't know, I had a client leave a genuine review for my business on GMB before using his Gmail account that I had accessed numerous times, but the review was never removed and I never received a notice about it.

    Perhaps a competitor flagged it. Was there something strange about the review?
     
  3. Apostasy

    Apostasy Newbie

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    No, just a few sentences on how the service was, very standard. Maybe you are right, could possibly be a competitor.
     
  4. blackbeans

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    If I were you, I would focus less on the email accounts that you use.

    Instead, I would focus more on your competitors.

    Also focus more on the text and the content that you use.

    You see a lot of people are too fixated on telltale signs like accounts and emails.

    While these are fairly easy to customize, the bigger challenge is the actual content that you're using.

    You see, Google is not dumb.

    It can tell certain telltale text patterns.

    Also, your competitors can flag you.

    So pay more attention to these details.

    They probably have a lot more to do with news remaining alive than you give them credit for.
     
  5. CallmeReaz

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    You're getting way too tin foil hat! :cool:

    If you're creating Google reviews it's as simple as.

    1. New IP address for each account.
    2. Use the account, create a few reviews for other businesses, make it "feel lived in".
    3. Once you're ready (Normally takes a few weeks / months) drop the positive review for your company.

    It's a longer way to do it but your reviews won't be deleted. Same tactic works wonders with Yelp and TripAdvisor too.