August 25th, 2007 by Alan Rabinowitz
This is very unusual but it seems our Google Local listing is displaying someone else’s URLs, maybe our data was somehow misplaced, it also lists additional sites that are not ours, nor are they located in New York.
Anyone see this before? Is Google becoming an easy to hijack portal, or is one of its local suppliers having the wrong data? Their verification seems that it would make this hijack impossible, unless there are other underlying issues that we cannot see. Maybe we’re jumping the gun, but after what’s been going on with Google, this is likely to be a hijack issue as well, or a third party not properly validating Local Listings, Look at our URL and the other sites that are suppose to be located at our office. Odd…
After Dan Thies’s release of some hijacks via proxies that use flaws in the Google duplicate content filter, we are now finding other potential hijacks, or perhaps just plain old data issues.
We have seen and will have some upcoming data from other duplicate content methods that could be used as attacks as well in a future post.
[tags]google, google local, google local hijack[/tags]
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