Here’s Why It’s Extremely Important to Claim You Google Business Listing!
A few weeks ago, we had a Juice Bar in New York come to us with a unique situation. Someone had claimed their Google Business listing, written information and created a website without the owner’s request. To make things more interesting, the owner could not find out who did it or who was managing the website. The Google Business listing and website had the correct information. Within almost a year, they had 19 5-star reviews on their Google Business listing, but no control. After several attempts to resolve, they contacted us to get their Google Listing back.
We found out that it was a company in California called BrandRep who had ownership of the Google Listing and website. Upon further review, we know they had done the same to thousands of other businesses around the country. There are hundreds of bad reviews and complaints to the Better Business Bureau (BBB). What BrandRep does is claim the listing of a business that is unclaimed, create a website for them and after a few months they take the website down and place a message on the website that says “WE’RE SORRY The website is currently unavailable. If you are the owner of the site, please call this number: (800) 405-7119.”
The owner would then call and find out it would cost them $500-1000/month to keep their website. What this company is doing to small business owners is ridiculous and unethical. These are the types of SCAMS that some companies are doing out there. They’re flat out crooks and will force you into an uncomfortable place to get what they want from you.
Luckily, we were able to get the Google listing back for the juice bar, remove the website from their Google listing and create a new website for them. If you or someone you know is having the same issue, please give us a call at 856.302.4007 to resolve. We won’t charge you to get your Google listing back, nor will we charge you to claim it.
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Don’t wait and end up with someone having control over your business’ online presence. Call us at 856.302.4007 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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