London Escort Service Using Seductive Images in Google Maps Business Listings

Nov 9, 2009 • 8:24 am | comments (14) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

A disgruntled searcher posted a thread at Google Maps Help forum complaining that he spotted a nude photo on a Google Maps business listing for a London based escort service. I personally don't think I see a nude photo, but the photos are seductive in nature. You can see the business listing over here (also a screen capture).

Seductive Images on Google Local Business Listing

The individual reported this on Saturday, November 7th, but no one really noticed (it was Saturday). Here is his post:

This is a serious breech of Google quality guidelines ever. Spammer added price £120 on the title of the listing . On the other hand spammer has added nude picture on the Gallery section to get more clicks from surfer .

What a shame, how could some do such things . Please take immediate action.

This is not the first time we found adult oriented content in Google Maps. We found adult spam in Google Maps listings in a much worse way, disguised as a normal business listing. That spam was cleaned up.

Now, I don't think escort services is an issue in Google Maps - I am not sure. But are these pictures an issue? Nudity is, but these?

Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.

Update: There are some that actually do have nudity. Do not click if you do not want to see nudity. Here are some examples, this one, this one, and probably many many more. Even many in the US, such as this one, this one, this one and many more. So there is plenty of nudity on Google Maps Business Listings.

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Comments:

Olivier

11/09/2009 02:10 pm

I wonder if since it's legal in Vegas, it's legal for them to be there. Nudity has to be a no go though..

Barry Schwartz

11/09/2009 02:28 pm

NY also, http://maps.google.com/places/us/new-york/w-46th-st/15/-asian-girls-nyc

Alli

11/09/2009 04:26 pm

Seriously folks, hardly nude! seen worse in a catalog!

Barry Schwartz

11/09/2009 04:32 pm

Alli, keep reading.

Dennis

11/11/2009 08:06 am

I really don't see a problem with this picture. I mean, you don't run in to it if you don't search for escort services. What did you expect to see here? :)

No Name

11/11/2009 08:59 am

I agree with above, they will not appear unless you search for the terms. And if you're searching for a 'london outcall escort'- surely these are the results you would want displayed??

No Name

11/11/2009 03:55 pm

Unlike a Yellow pages type print directory, which publishes information for all to see, results for any internet search are provided on-demand by searcher request (Google search---- london+escorts). The seven-pack this search pulls has plenty of on-demand product to show, in some cases right on the Google Page listing, http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=2089456395446265173. Of course, the question must be asked of the disgruntled searcher, "how and why did you land on the results page for that particular search"? Maybe he/she mistakenly queried the wrong kind of melons.

No Name

11/11/2009 04:01 pm

If you care to see the Google Page result provided in my comment leave out the period mistakenly inserted at the end of the URL.

Jeremy K

11/14/2009 05:10 pm

LOL. The Map Pin places the business right outside the front door of Parliament. Just what are our MPs using their expenses for *this* time?

supi

11/24/2009 08:04 pm

They could get away with it. I tried to place a "seductive word", which actually was the business name in the title. They removed my listing :(

Sara

11/30/2009 02:25 am

The bigger one spammer in Google maps

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03/04/2011 05:56 pm

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03/29/2011 06:56 pm

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