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Google Cracking Down on Business Listing Spam

03/12/2009 13:35

Many local businesses and the people who market them online - have severely criticized Google for the boatloads of rampant spam in the Google Maps Local Business Listings.


For a long time, it seemed as though not much was being done about it. But now it appears as if Google was simply working quietly behind the scenes to come up with a way to combat it.


Instead of chipping away little by little to improve each of the problem areas, they're now showing us a fairly comprehensive blueprint for the future of Google Maps with their new Business Listing Quality Guidelines. Every area that sparked complaints seems to be addressed in the new guidelines. Most of our questions are answered clearly and concisely, which should eliminate quite a bit of speculation and debate.


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