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Old 10-09-2017, 11:48 AM
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Yes, Competitors Can Edit Your Listing on Google My Business

Well this might be unsettling for those who setup their My Business on Google and then ignored it...
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I decided to write this article in response to a recent article that was published over at CBSDFW. The article was one of many stories about how spammers update legitimate information on Google as a way to send more leads somewhere else. This might shock some readers, but it was old news to me since spam of this nature on Google Maps has been a problem for almost a decade...
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An entrepreneur friend of mine did that once. Put in his contact number into the details of a much bigger business. They're one of those "too big to fail" businesses so they didn't care. He still gets leads off this gimmick!
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If you verified your business on Google My Business then no one (your competitor) can edit you business details. You need to verify your business.
 
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If you verified your business on Google My Business then no one (your competitor) can edit you business details. You need to verify your business.
Yeah, you are right. Verify your business address so that no one can edit and Even if anyone edit the business information, the authorized person will receive the email from Google regarding the edit.
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If you verified your business on Google My Business then no one (your competitor) can edit you business details. You need to verify your business.
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Yeah, you are right. Verify your business address so that no one can edit and Even if anyone edit the business information, the authorized person will receive the email from Google regarding the edit.
Did you two actually read the article?
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Well that article certainly gave me a cringe. The fact that there's an extremely high chance of you not getting notified of those changes makes it all the more unsettling. I currently have a business listing on Google My Business and I am now looking for a way to remove until this issue has been given proper attention.
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