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Hi,

This is in continuation to this post : https://goo.gl/6DnkV9 on the GMB forum.

 


I had a question, on this website : http://www.grank.co.in/ it says "Grank an ISO 9001:2008 certified company is established in the year 2010 and now it is a leading Digital Media Marketing Company that is authorized by Google. We are specialized in helping businesses to be more successful and also engaged in giving them a good rank on the Google page."

 

I was pointed to the fact that the company's certification extends only to AdWords and not search results, but the excerpted text makes them some sound like some sort of Google/Alphabet subsidiary, is there any way Google could extort such a change in claims made on the website or is contacting the company the only way to go?

 

Thanks.

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Hi Time Lord,

 

They are a Partner and can use the badge on their site for the most part as they see fit.  The language is borderline, I agree - I've seen much worse.

 

If you review this recent thread, it will give you an idea about what the language of a partner should look like.  

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Badged-Partners-Only-Building/2016-Google-Partners-Changes...

 

Also, there are guidelines for Partner Badge use:  https://support.google.com/partners/answer/3164957?hl=en&ref_topic=3203462

 

Even more, there is a 3rd party policy: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6086450?hl=en&rd=1

 

And Finally, there is a complaint form where you can send feedback about 3rd party partners: https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/thirdparty_complaint?hl=en

 

Now, I have not taken part in sending in feedback about other agencies etc...so I can't tell you about the likelihood of anything happening. I highly doubt Google is chasing down everyone that misrepresents their relationship. That said, they may look into the reports and take action. Partner status could be at risk for violations, I honestly just don't know.

 

On a separate note, are you concerned as this is a competitor of yours?  I only ask because after looking at the site and reading some of the copy, I would have a hard time doing business with them (you may already have a leg up on them with proofreading of your own site copy). I sincerely hope that website isn't their best effort.  

 

"We are specialized in helping businesses to be more successful and also engaged in giving them a good rank on the Google page." - What does this even mean?

 

Just a few thoughts for you.

 

-Tommy

 

 

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Hi Time Lord,

 

They are a Partner and can use the badge on their site for the most part as they see fit.  The language is borderline, I agree - I've seen much worse.

 

If you review this recent thread, it will give you an idea about what the language of a partner should look like.  

https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Badged-Partners-Only-Building/2016-Google-Partners-Changes...

 

Also, there are guidelines for Partner Badge use:  https://support.google.com/partners/answer/3164957?hl=en&ref_topic=3203462

 

Even more, there is a 3rd party policy: https://support.google.com/adwordspolicy/answer/6086450?hl=en&rd=1

 

And Finally, there is a complaint form where you can send feedback about 3rd party partners: https://support.google.com/adwords/contact/thirdparty_complaint?hl=en

 

Now, I have not taken part in sending in feedback about other agencies etc...so I can't tell you about the likelihood of anything happening. I highly doubt Google is chasing down everyone that misrepresents their relationship. That said, they may look into the reports and take action. Partner status could be at risk for violations, I honestly just don't know.

 

On a separate note, are you concerned as this is a competitor of yours?  I only ask because after looking at the site and reading some of the copy, I would have a hard time doing business with them (you may already have a leg up on them with proofreading of your own site copy). I sincerely hope that website isn't their best effort.  

 

"We are specialized in helping businesses to be more successful and also engaged in giving them a good rank on the Google page." - What does this even mean?

 

Just a few thoughts for you.

 

-Tommy

 

 

Tommy Sands, AdWords Top Contributor | Community Profile | Twitter | Philly Marketing Labs
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@PPCBossman 

 

Thanks, I will report this as a violation. This link : https://www.en.advertisercommunity.com/t5/Badged-Partners-Only-Building/2016-Google-Partners-Changes... seems to be something viewable only be TCs/RSes, I think. I'm getting some sort of error saying "you don't have sufficient privileges to view this".....

 

I'm not a competitor although I wish I could be - looking at the quality of SEO companies in this country I feel that they could do a better job and word things correctly. 

 

I'd like to consider myself a good samaritan and came across their website while editing the feature on Map Maker - believe it or not.

 

"We are specialized in helping businesses to be more successful and also engaged in giving them a good rank on the Google page." - What does this even mean?

 

I have no clue either Smiley Happy I assume they're referring to some sort of all-round development of the online presence of a company.

 

Thanks for the help.