Quick Google Maps Question

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  1. tony20

    tony20 Power Member

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    Hi guys

    I recently got a couple of very harmful reviews about my business (I can only presume its a comptitor trying to screw me over!!!:() on three sites. Namely google places, freeindex and qype. << all UK based.

    I have filled in a form via google to hopfully consider removing the review.
    But the other two (freeindex and qype) I am able to terminate these two accounts and start a fresh.

    My question is, if i terminate these two accounts and re-create them, will it effect my google places placement? At the moment I am 1st for my business keywords as I show up in the Google Map as No1.

    I am worried that removing these two very important citations might do my serp postion harm.

    Am I right in thinking this?

    many thanks in advance.
     
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  2. MagicMike

    MagicMike Power Member

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    That's a good question, and I have to say upfront I have not done this or had personal experience... however, I think if you have a good number of citations, I wouldn't think removing 2 of them will hurt anything. Citations are most important when the listing is fresh. If you're worried about it, I'd created a number of new citations... interesting situation.
     
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    Reputation management.

    Usually you cant remove the reviews except counteract them with some positive ones , Also create some Web 2.0's and rank them so you can regain the trust :)

    If you need further help PM me and i'll do my best!
     
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    Removing citations and replacing them has not affected the sites I've worked with.
     
  5. tony20

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    intresting situation!!! its not at all! its a royal pain in my ass! and its potentialy ruining the reputation I have worked hard for over many years!

    Thanks for the replys. I think i am going to give it a few days breather before removing those two citations.

    I have 9, 5 star reviews on google maps too. All genuine I may add. I always ask my customers if they dont mind giving me a review on google. Hopefully google will take those in to consideration.... or maybe not knowing google!

    The negative is written in such a horrible way! Nothing at all what my cpompany stands for.
     
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    anyone else have any ideas??
     
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    Use fiverr get more reviews to push down the bad ones