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Have any of y'all seen Places Listings showing up as an organic result? Sorry, can't figure out how to post an attachment.


locksmith 90036 - Google Search.png

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Yes I've seen those. Looks like branded result.

What was the search term?
 

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locksmith 90036

i think google would have generated a 1 box result but there is no website for this local listing.
 

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OK think I found it:

Search for: 90036 locksmith

So it is like a branded listing because that's also the name on the listing. It's just that the listing has no web site or it would like to site instead of the G+L page.

Here is the page: https://plus.google.com/115022577851816184355/about?hl=en
Weird: Business name listed as: 90036 Locksmith☄ 24/7
Desc: 24/7 Locksmith? 3232054436 (that's the phone#)

Edited to add - posted at same time, I was researching/typing so didn't see your post.

My guess, one of those overseas scammy fraud locksmith rings did this one.
 

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Thanks Linda, just never seen the Places Listing as the organic result all by itself.

I understand it's a spammy listing, but provided here only as an example.
 

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I bet if we can find another listing that has no web site and search for it by name it would display the same. Seems I just recently helped someone that had web site missing here at the forum OR they wondered how a competitor could rank even though no web site, but I can't remember which post it was.
 

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@keenan

I'm pretty sure I've seen those before. Not often, but as Linda said, it's basically a weird one-box, so it'll show up under the right circumstances.
 

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Alas, overseas scammy locksmith, good night!

Thanks Andrew! And tell Dan thanks too!
 
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