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It was getting crazy, companies registering to the nearest centroid, multiple locations for the same business and affiliates just creating hundreds of entries <using the local business address>.
Now much of this will keep going on, but at least now there's something that Google can smack the offenders with.
Would be great to see some kind of reporting mechanism in place to help accelerate the cleanup.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 7:46 pm (utc) on May 28, 2009]
[edit reason] removed specifics [/edit]
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