Not everything you see on Google Maps belongs there. Quite a few entries are in fact spam, often added on purpose for malicious or at least deceptive reasons. In this episode I discuss that topic with Jason Brown, an absolute specialist in fighting such spam entries. Jason is a Platinum Google My Business (GMB) Product Expert. He’s also a Local SEO specialist and – the main reason why we have him here – a dedicated GMB spam fighter. On Twitter he even calls himself the “Unofficial Sheriff of Google”.
- Email: email@example.com
- Reach out to me on Twitter: LocalGuidesGuru
- My personal blog: janvanhaver.com
- The local guides section on my blog
- Find me on Connect
- The main Local Guides Clean The Map (#LGCTM) post on Connect
- Jason Brown’s website https://reviewfraud.org/
- Find Jason on Twitter: keyserholiday
- Google’s Business Redressal Complaint Form (to report spam listings, one by one or in bulk by uploading a file)
- My Connect post on new healthcare categories
- The Verge’s article on the announced new navigation features
- My Connect post on how to add roads
- Sign up to become a local guide yourself
- Local Guides Connect – the official forum for Local Guides
One thought on “Episode 33: Fighting Spam”
Thanks, dear Jan – really a deep analysis – appreciate & thank Jason Brown too.
I would love to discuss the details in our LG Connect so that others also can join our discussion.
With warm regards