Google Places Spam Filter: Still Not Perfect
MIHMORANDUM NO. 1026 | October 7th, 2011
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.