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MIHMORANDUM
No. 1026
October 7th, 2011


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Google Places Spam Filter: Still Not Perfect

Normally I don’t like to call out companies for spamming (I am happy to leave that to Professor Maps), but when it’s

– this egregious
– on this scale
– hurting REAL Local SMB’s instead of one big corporation vs. another

I feel compelled.

It is about as blatant as business title spam gets.  See for yourself:

Clearly this is a verified bulk upload…either Eric Schmidt sits on GEICO’s Board, or the human scrutiny of these verifications is not very tight.

Full disclosure: I consult for a wide number of independent insurance agents around the country, some of whom will probably be impacted positively if GEICO is dinged for this violation.