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Google Places - removing an inaccurate keyword?

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Msg#: 4606909 posted 10:07 pm on Sep 2, 2013 (gmt 0)

One of our sites happens to be showing up for a keyword that we do not want. The site offers limo services; and the site shows up in the SERPs for keyword: taxi

No were on the site nor in the description in Google Places do we mention not mention taxi

Any ideas?



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Msg#: 4606909 posted 2:02 am on Sep 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

In Melbourne, the unqualified word "taxi" brings up a lot of real taxis, one limo, one taxi jobs, one airport shuttle and one restaurant named taxi, but then it deteriorates into taxi software, apps, etc.

I think that's a hazard of unqualified keywords and Google has deemed "limo" to be a synonym of "taxi" in countries like USA and Australia. However, if I try it in Google.co.in, no limos come up and I have to search explicitly for "limo" to get one.


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Msg#: 4606909 posted 5:52 pm on Sep 3, 2013 (gmt 0)

You said not in description, but did you double check your categories?

Check Map Maker to see if maybe a bot added taxi to categories there.

Otherwise anallawalla is probably right and it's a synonym thing.


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