Last week, Google announced that they had conducted a study recently to research the folks behind the fake listings on Google Maps.
According to the study the “geographic proximity is the coin of the emerging localized-search realm.”
Some of the things that Joy Hawkins saw in the study that were helpful to know is as follows:
- Most of the listings that got suspended were in India and the United States (74 percent of all the listings observed in this study).
- 40.3 percent of the listings were in industries that are on-call, like plumbers, locksmiths and electricians.
- 54 percent of the suspensions in the United States were in the following six states: California, New York, Florida, Texas, Illinois and New Jersey, while these states only account for 39.9 percent of the population.
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Source – Joy Hawkins