Google: Be Careful Hiring An SEO To Manage Your Google Maps Listing

Apr 9, 2013 - 8:36 am 2 by
Filed Under Google Maps

Google Places LogoJade Wang from the Google Maps Quality Team posted a thread in the Google Business Help forums with safety tips on how to protect your Google Maps listing for accuracy and ranking purposes.

The tips include:

  • Verify your listing with Google so you can own it and keep it updated
  • Be careful when hiring a third-party company to manage your maps listings
  • Don't fall for SEO companies that claim they are Google and can improve your Google Maps ranking for a fee
  • Never share your Google Maps pin number with someone else
  • Do not "loan" out your maps listing to someone else
  • Follow the guidelines
  • Report any issues quickly over here

Some violations they've seen by third-party companies include creating multiple listings at fake locations or mail receiving agencies and hiring unrelated individuals to receive postcards at incorrect locations. Loaning out maps listings, asking for your PIN numbers, and so forth.

Be careful!

Forum discussion at Google Business Help.

 

Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community

Follow

Search Video Recaps

 
Google Volatility, Indexing Bugs, Google Ads Broad Match Default & YouTube SEO Tips - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Google Updates

Google: Core Update Expected In The Coming Weeks

Jul 16, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Maps

Google Search Chat Feature Won't Let You Start New Chats

Jul 16, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Artificially Generated Content AGC Classification Score?

Jul 16, 2024 - 7:41 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google May Allow Publishers To Exclude Content From Google Discover

Jul 16, 2024 - 7:31 am
Google

Google Search Tests Back To AI Overview Button

Jul 16, 2024 - 7:21 am
Google

Google Search Continues Tests Highlighted Snippets & Light Backgrounds

Jul 16, 2024 - 7:11 am
Previous Story: Google 27 EU Locations Add Cookie Law Notice