Too many business owners being scammed
It’s one of the most common complaints by business owners relying on Google My Business; unsolicited, unwanted calls related to their Google Business Listing.
Google My Business is the most popular platform for business listings on the internet. It is also the most powerful, as so many other directory listing sites rely on Google for accurate information. Given the power and influence of the listing site, Google is clamping down on a large number of companies inaccurately representing themselves as being associated with Google.
Don’t Be Fooled
It is important to note:
- Google will never call you unsolicited.
- Google My Business is a free service from Google.
- If you are concerned about a call or email from a company claiming to be associated with Google, verify their legitimacy via their website or Google.
- No company can guarantee ad, listing or search engine results.
According to the news release from Google, “We’re committed to building products and programs that help small businesses grow.” As such, Google is taking legal action against a host of companies claiming to be associated. To read additional details, visit the full release here.
Protect yourself and your business. When hiring a company to help with your Listing, always talk with them at length to be sure you understand the full value of their service.