Wow, isn't Google Places making it easy to target unsuspecting website owners like this? Thanks everyone for all this GREAT information! I will be spending time today learning from the links Jeff sent. I did advise her right away to verify her site. Nan -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Jeff Hinds Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 12:01 AM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] Bogus web marketing company - can they have your website deleted from search engines? Go here* **http://tinyurl.com/3n92nor* to the Google Places page for River of Life Martial Arts & Wellness Center and click Business Owner above the map on the top left margin to *Edit this place - Business owner? *Then you can Add, Edit, or Suspend Listing.* * http://www.google.com/places/ Jeff On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:40 PM, Pamela Riesmeyer <pjries at gmail.com> wrote: > Please forgive my jumping in here, but what does "verification by Google" > mean anyway? According to their Webmaster Tools Help page: > http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35179 > this is all that site verification covers (emphasis added, mine) > "About site verification > Because privacy is important to Google, we need to know you own a site > before we'll show you certain information about it or enable you to use our > tools. *Verification doesn't affect PageRank or affect your site's > performance in Google's search results*." > > Nan, I think that these guys are really close to something that a lawyer > might be very interested in and I agree with Frank that it would be good to > let Google know about this as well. > > Pam Riesmeyer > > > On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 10:23 PM, Frank Marion <lists at frankmarion.com > >wrote: > > > Blackmailers. Nice. > > > > Well, seems to me that I might go pre-emptive and get verified by Google, > > then forward the email(s) in question TO google. > > > > A blackmailer feeds on fear. My life attitude is to shove my fear right > up > > their nose. You want to expose me? I'll do it first. Then they have zero > > power over you. > > > > > > On 2011-10-17, at 7:14 PM, Nan Harbison wrote: > > > > > I got a call from some bozo who said that since I was not verified by > > > google that they were going to remove my listing under search engine > for > > > google for an acupuncturist within 15 mile of my address - so I called > > back > > > and found that the company says they are working for google -which I > > later > > > found out they are not but they still may have the ability to screw > > around > > > with my listing unless I pay them money- my only concern is that I > need > > > people to be able to find me on a google search and they say they will > > > remove my listing completely - it will not show up under any conditions > - > > I > > > feel it is a scam -what do you think? I figured you knew because you > do > > > search engine optimization for a living. I would appreciate any > insights > > > that you may know. > > > > > > -- > > Frank Marion > > lists [_at_] frankmarion.com > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > > > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt ! > -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !