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Repeated Keyword Stuffing Business Name

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Hi there,

 

We have a competitor that continually keyword stuff their business name. I have managed to get it changed once with the help of someone on here and have suggested an edit for a name they were using last week.

 

My suggested edit for last weeks name is still pending and they've changed the name back to the original one I managed to get changed originally! I don't really know how to handle this - there doesn't seem to be any support or control for this sort of thing within Google and the company is repeatedly beating us for position  - even though our entry has more reviews, recent and responded to (everything GMB suggest for a healthy entry) - plenty of content etc. V. Frustrating!

 

 

The current entry is here https://www.google.com/maps/place/Acefast+Iphone+Repair/@52.0594084,1.1885244,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m11...

 

The name last week was 'Acefast Computers - Ipswich iPhone Repair Specialists' and now it's 'Acefast iPhone Repair' (which is the name I got changed back into Acefast Computers last time!)

 

Any help gratefully received. Thanks

Repeated Keyword Stuffing Business Name

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Chris, I completely understand your frustrations.  The truth is it appears that Google is not currently penalizing businesses from keyword stuffing their business names.  So what that means for you, is you can keep suggesting a change of business name for them to the proper name, but they can change it back rather quickly, and not be penalized.  I'm not sure when Google will update their algorithm to penalize businesses for doing that scheme, but as of now there is no punishment.