Will Google Accept And Publish A New Listing Without Verifying The Address Of A Fake GMB?

By April

 

In episode 240 of our weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked if Google accepts and publish a new listing without verifying the address of a fake GMB.

The exact question was:

Hi Guys, saying thank you for your Hump Day help doesn't seem to be really enough, but just know that it's a SUPER BIG thank you (smile) . . . . . . . . . . I had previously asked a question about creating a “”fake”” GMB listing but I was not clear enough when I asked it, so I'll give it another shot and try to do better (lol) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I think Google allows anyone to create a GMB listing if they don't see one for a business they're searching for (but I could be wrong about that), so if you create a “”fake”” new GMB listing using a “”fake”” suite number at the address of a “”real”” Virtual Office Building complex, and you never intend to “”claim”” it or “”verify”” it, just to use it as an “”un-verified”” listing to help boost a local lead gen site's search engine rank, will Google accept and publish the new listing without you having to verify the address or have Google check anything at all out? . . . . Thanks again (smile)

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Clarifications On Fake GMBs And Verifications

By April

In episode 238 of the weekly Hump Day Hangouts, one participant asked some clarifications on fake GMBs and verifications.

The exact question was:

And could you please help me understand something you mentioned. I thought you said that if you create a “”fake”” new GMB listing the address has to be verified at the time or it won't be published. I thought that Google only looked at stuff like that if you tried to create it and then “”claim”” it? . . . . . . . Thanks again (smile)

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