homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.167.238.60
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Become a Pro Member
Visit PubCon.com
Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: anallawalla & bakedjake & inbound

Local Search Forum

    
Google allows my Local listing to get Hijacked!
URL now forwards to my competition
Pass the Dutchie




msg:4129215
 9:36 am on May 8, 2010 (gmt 0)

Now this is really getting to me. We registered our company office in Google's local listings and its had some decent exposure for 6 months. I checked today and our listing is in the same position, all the data is the same, images, email address contact details the lot. With one exception, the URL points to our competitor!

I logged into our Google account to see if our account had been hacked. Nope, our URL is displayed backend as it should.

So now our local listing is sending traffic to our competitor. Seriously Google, get it together!

 

Silvery




msg:4130397
 7:00 pm on May 10, 2010 (gmt 0)

This is happened in some cases - where Google mis-associates a URL with the incorrect listing.

Pass the Dutchie




msg:4130754
 12:02 pm on May 11, 2010 (gmt 0)

Fixed issue by simply updating the listing. Lets see how long it last before our listing sends our competion our traffic.

Will now have to monitoring our listing daily.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved