A disgruntled searcher posted a thread at Google Maps Help forum complaining that he spotted a nude photo on a Google Maps business listing for a London based escort service. I personally don’t think I see a nude photo, but the photos are seductive in nature. You can see the business listing over here (also a screen capture).
The individual reported this on Saturday, November 7th, but no one really noticed (it was Saturday). Here is his post:
This is a serious breech of Google quality guidelines ever. Spammer added price £120 on the title of the listing . On the other hand spammer has added nude picture on the Gallery section to get more clicks from surfer .What a shame, how could some do such things . Please take immediate action.
This is not the first time we found adult oriented content in Google Maps. We found adult spam in Google Maps listings in a much worse way, disguised as a normal business listing. That spam was cleaned up.
Now, I don’t think escort services is an issue in Google Maps – I am not sure. But are these pictures an issue? Nudity is, but these?
Forum discussion at Google Maps Help.
Update: There are some that actually do have nudity. Do not click if you do not want to see nudity. Here are some examples, this one, this one, and probably many many more. Even many in the US, such as this one, this one, this one and many more. So there is plenty of nudity on Google Maps Business Listings.
SEO for escorts isn’t easy, for lots of reasons. Every escort website wants to rank highly on Google, because top rankings bring huge traffic and a lot of business. So the competition is fierce, and when that happens, things can sometimes get ugly. Many escort websites use what are known as “black hat SEO” tactics – sneaky tricks to get quick, short term rankings on Google. They eventually get punished by the search engines, so you will always see new websites come and go into the Google rankings.
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Google Maps for Escorts is a great way to shortcut to the top – but the road to get there is tricky and always changes. Google Places for Escorts is one of the most inconsistent result sets you will see, because it doesn’t follow the usual patterns seen. The area is subject to a lot of spam, as competitors fight tooth and nail to use any means necessary to get to the top. Recently, brand new listings that don’t even have a website have started appearing at the top of the listings; the listings are also subject to a lot of spam review abuse. Competitors will leave negative reviews for each other, and fake positive reviews for their own listing. So the question is – what do you if you an escort wanting to use Google Maps / Google Places for your escort business?
Firstly – you need a location that is truly your own. Getting your listing verified by Google will involve them sending a postcard to the address you claim, so you can’t fake it. Once you have a verified listing, it needs to be a complete, accurate listing containing comprehensive information, including any photos or videos you have – BUT do not include any adult images or videos, as this will get your reported for abuse and your listing suspended.
Optimizing the listing then takes a lot of work. Citations are necessary to get your business listed in literally hundreds of local business directories; natural reviews from customers will also help get you traction. Many companies turn to fake reviews, but you should keep in mind that Google is smart. It can detect reviews coming from the same IP, and soon they will be implementing software that recognizes the format of a fake review against real reviews. So the best thing you can do is try and get REAL reviews from your clients.
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