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Yellowpages.com SERP visibile microdata question - for others doing rep repair

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by catnipking, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. catnipking

    catnipking Junior Member

    Oct 16, 2009
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    My reputation repair credo - the only thing better than jumping a negative property with a positive one, is jumping it with a positive that's blinged out with 5 star Microdata in the SERPS.

    So I was recently moving up a Yellowpages.com property toward the first page - it had 3 reviews with a 5 star rating, visible in the Google SERPS - but the microdata suddenly vanished once the property hit mid page #2 - this happened a couple weeks ago, and did not coincide with any additional reviews being added to that particular property. I am just taking a shot in the dark that somebody else is working with Yellowpages.com in a similar capacity and did, or did not, experience this same issue, or perhaps someone else has thoughts on the root cause.

    I have spot checked a few other local companies on YellowPages.com from the same Geographical area and they seem to still have Microdata visible in the SERPS - so I can only think of 2 possible causes.

    #1) The backlinking to the YellowPages.com com property tripped something in Google's algorithm, causing the Microdata to vanish?
    #2) YellowPages.com altered something internally that is causing some of the business profile pages to no longer display Microdata - perhaps some type of forward thinking quality control to ensure Google continues to show their Microdata over the long run - maybe they stuck in a filter, and the reviews on the particular profile page in question no longer made the cut?