1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Panda just hit my Google Places Clients

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Comic, May 20, 2012.

  1. Comic

    Comic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    190
    Occupation:
    Marketing & SEO
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Home Page:
    I have clients that just dropped out of the Google places ranks and their reviews are gone. Not one was fake and no spam anything was used. So pissed. Matt, if you read this it would be nice if you would address those of us that have "quality content" and give "a good experience".

    I wish Google would publish the F-ing rules for people that follow rules.

    Sorry for the rant, just really pissed. Anyone else had this happen?

    On another note I have sites that are going from page one in Google to falling out of the top 100 and then next day back to page one and then the next day gone again.

    These are legit customers that sell real products and have real stores that have real employees. Google is really impacting the economy now.
     
  2. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Location:
    On the coast
    Interesting. Were you using keywords in your company name?
     
  3. Comic

    Comic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    190
    Occupation:
    Marketing & SEO
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Home Page:
    No keywords were used in the company name. I don't think Google even allows you to save that.
     
  4. poweronics

    poweronics Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2011
    Messages:
    3,117
    Likes Received:
    353
    Occupation:
    Freelancer
    Home Page:
    Thats sounds really weird as for the first time I have seen such post at BHW complaining about effect of Panda on google places.
    Lets wait and see if someone else has got this also or not.
     
  5. Patel

    Patel Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    1,116
    Likes Received:
    1,503
    Location:
    On the coast
    I noticed my competition was using the keyword in his google places listing. Today I checked and his reviews were gone as well as he is no longer using the keyword in his google places listing, now it is just his official company name. (as its supposed to be)
     
  6. Comic

    Comic Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2010
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    190
    Occupation:
    Marketing & SEO
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Home Page:
    What if the company name is the domain name? Does Google not allow this?
     
  7. amoildani

    amoildani Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Likes Received:
    6
    Occupation:
    Internet Marketing Consultant
    From what I understand, you shouldnt have your Domain as your Company name. It needs to be the name of the company as seen and promoted to local clients. Obviously there could be some exceptions, though I'mnot sure if Google allows it either way.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. stereoflight14

    stereoflight14 Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2010
    Messages:
    87
    Likes Received:
    36
    This just happened to my clients as well.. should I even bother resubmitting the reviews and content?
     
  9. Marcink99

    Marcink99 Power Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2010
    Messages:
    725
    Likes Received:
    99
    It happend to me several times. Sometimes reviews will come back but dont count on it.
     
    Last edited: May 25, 2012
  10. ProAffiliate01

    ProAffiliate01 Junior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2012
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    10
    Occupation:
    Web specialist
    Location:
    Denmark
    I haven't used Google Places much yet. I know how you feel though. Google has so many rules it's hard to keep up.
     
  11. webmasterbd

    webmasterbd Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    2,570
    Likes Received:
    2,121
    Occupation:
    Internet marketer,designer,blogger & many more....
    Location:
    HELL!!
    Home Page:
    I think i have read about this somewhere in online before with some recovery tips but can't seem to find it now.I will post that blog link(i remember it was a blog) once i find it.