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Topic # 99750 26-Mar-2012 21:00
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Is there a way to block business directories like YELLOW and finda and all of the buggers showing up in google?

 

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  Reply # 600480 26-Mar-2012 21:08
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because you want your site to outrank them?

or you just don't want to see them when you personally search for something? 

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  Reply # 600491 26-Mar-2012 21:44
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Sometimes I feel the same... Searching for a business web site and instead see Finda on first page, and the business itself below the fold.





 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 600508 26-Mar-2012 22:11
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bbadeggs: Is there a way to block?business directories like YELLOW and finda and all of the buggers showing up in google?

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Aren't yellow and finda now owned by the same company.Don't yellow have some form of agreement with google, so that could be why they are ranking higher.

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  Reply # 600524 26-Mar-2012 23:13
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freitasm: No agreements there.


When I was called by the yellow pages, they told me they could manage all my google advertrising requiremetns, such as adwords, as they now had some form of partnership with them. That was a few years ago. But I do also recall reading something in the paper about there being a relationship with google and finda.

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  Reply # 600549 27-Mar-2012 08:43
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AdWords Management is nothing more than what advertising agencies do. The agreement between Finda and Google is not for page positioning, but for content - that's how Google Places gets the content for its pages - if the business haven't claimed a place, then by default Google will show content from Finda in a business page.

Here's an example of a Google Places page: Seagulls.





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  Reply # 600560 27-Mar-2012 09:05
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You can of course add -site:whateverwebsiteirksyou.co.nz to your search phrase...but on the whole I agree, they're a nuisance.




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  Reply # 600588 27-Mar-2012 10:25
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freitasm: Sometimes I feel the same... Searching for a business web site and instead see Finda on first page, and the business itself below the fold.

I am often surprised by that. In fact sometimes the only way to find the business itself is to visit Finda and see what site they have listed.

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  Reply # 600698 27-Mar-2012 13:39
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The really annoying thing about Finda - it is the first result, you go there, and it does not have the information you were looking for.


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  Reply # 600710 27-Mar-2012 14:05
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freitasm: AdWords Management is nothing more than what advertising agencies do. The agreement between Finda and Google is not for page positioning, but for content - that's how Google Places gets the content for its pages - if the business haven't claimed a place, then by default Google will show content from Finda in a business page.

Here's an example of a Google Places page: Seagulls.



Thanks, that is interesting to know.
I have found that google is collaborating their results a lot more these days from different google sources. So a normal google search will also display results from images, maps, places etc.

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