Many SEO companies sold blackhat local listing services to their clients and now their clients are paying a price for it. A new survey by Placeable finds that 73% of consumers lose trust in a brand when the address listed under local business listings is inaccurate.
Here is how unscrupulous search engine optimization companies got nearly any site listed on Google for nearly any localized search term: abandoned buildings + forwarding addresses. There was a time where it was a free-for-all. We had clients calling us and asking for such a service. We kept advising them to reject offers from competing SEO companies that do black-hat things like tricking people into the wrong addresses. A great majority of our clients heeded our advice, a few didn’t. After spending hundreds of dollars per month on such a ridiculous services, Google of course shut them down. Do you really want to trick people into going to an address that is an abandoned building? Do you think those people will ever do business with you once they discover what you’ve done?
Please do not try to trick Google or people in any way. Just do clean white-hat search engine optimization and you will get consistent results for many years to come. If you need help with search engine optimization, we can provide you with a no obligation free proposal. Give us a call at 1-800-585-3222, let’s talk.