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Spammer Suggesting Edits

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Outfront Bat Control and Wildlife Removal

4516 Rochester Rd Troy, MI 48085

(248) 697-2657

https://goo.gl/maps/WbZCz4WFkFM2

 

 

 

I created and verified my gmb yesterday then this morning i woke up to two suggested edits. The phone number and website were both suggested to be changed to my competitors. I called him and he claims he didn't do it. I don't see them on desktop searches but only mobile.

 

Can someone please help me get these edits removed?

 

Also this competitor had multiple GMB listings taken down because they were spam listings, but he still has some that are at ups stores and other not allowed addresses. Can someone please mark his account as spam? He is abusing the system and making it a very uneven playing field. As a new start-up it is hard enough for me to compete.

 

Thank you in advance for the help. 90824.png

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Re: Spammer Suggesting Edits

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Hi @Kyle D

 

I will ask the team to look into this.

 

Not entirely sure how they will stop this, apart from locking down the entire page.

 

In the mean time I would recommend adding the GMB app to your phone, and Maps app, this way you can have a quick check during the day.

 

 



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Spammer Suggesting Edits

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Thanks Tim!

 

So i called and spoke to a GMB specialist who was very helpful in removing the edits. So that problem has been solved temporarily.

 

As for his spam listings and his further actions on my listing I truly hope something gets figured out.

Re: Spammer Suggesting Edits

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Hi @Kyle D

 

No Problem.

 

They will monitor it for a while, but make sure you check your account weekly to be on the safe side.

 

 



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