Real world examples with images and instruction for how to detect various types of Google Maps Spam.
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Temporary limits to Google My Business Functionality The Google My Business listings are intended to represent business in “normal” operations. The current chaos is clearly not normal, so Google wants to help out customers by making changes to Google My Business listings functionality. Key to survival over the coming months is letting people know whether […]
Google Support Contacts Below you will find arguably the most important and hard to find links to take you directly to useful resources about managing your Google My Business listings. In November 2019 Google closed off call-in phone support, so all support is started initially by filling out a form. The support teams are in […]
Everything you need to know to make the most out of your free Google My Business Website. Simple enough for folks all thumbs with technology – this is the easiest website.
Finding the Google My Business CID, PlaceID, FID and MREID Every Google My Business listing has a range of identification numbers/codes. Some can be used in generating Review links (now better done with the Google Short name); others are simply identification numbers for clarity and tracking. The best known for Google My Business listings is […]
How to Detect & Tell Google about Fake Listings Google does admit a percentage of business listings on Google Maps are not legit, and provides a few different tools you can use to report problems or recommend Google fix them. The Google Maps system ebbs and flows with how badly the fraudulent listings fill the […]
Contents IntroductionWhat is a citation?Why do they matter?Where do they come from?Citation SitesYour SpreadsheetTiersQuality / quantityClaiming a ListingEmails to useClaiming / Adding a citationVerifying Claimed ListingsSensis (Australia)GoogleCitation Information Nothing needs changing Logins needed to update information No logins needed to update information Only phone number belongs to your biz Duplicate entries Delete listingCitations in Progress […]
Ever wondered how to link to Google’s Question & answer block on your Google My Business listing? You might do it to It’s not simple, but it is easy. It gets a little technical, so I’ll break the URL down in to steps. Let’s do this with business named Australian Ugg Boots P/L and they’re […]
Up until now, Google has made it ridiculously hard for businesses to give customers a link to write reviews for their Google listing. You needed an easy way to invite customers to leave reviews. Google’s Answer for years has been to manually create a link for customers to write reviews1 Google’s own documentation suggests two […]