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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