Picking the Lock of Google’s Search

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  1. trooper

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    Just goes to show that lead generation sites who understand how the game works, are making money for their clients. I think we'll see more of a downturn in the seo game of how much google places affect rankings because of this...
     
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    i think thats why G is going the social networking way where listings are based off of rankings and reviews from real people. im sure they will include such a thing in the their algo's since that seems to be the most effective way of vetting spam.
     
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    The new analytics code should be interesting as it now tracks "social involvement/engagement." We shall see....
     
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    You don't think that can be gamed? Shit, our forums have services that specifically do just that. Best bet is consumer awareness. A few questions to the operator and some common sense should let the consumer know if they are being played or not.
     
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    Sensible questions will just change the answers given by the operators. It's a cat and mouse game. In order to catch the mouse you have to be smarter than the mouse. Many people aren't.

    At the bottom of the article a woman was quoted $49 to open her door. When the locksmith was done, he charged her $400 and she paid it.

    The problem isn't the system, it's the people. If people weren't naive, these systems wouldn't exist.