Why is Google Calling My Business

For some reason, you keep getting calls asking you for details about your company, and offering you cheap and non-professional marketing packages such as local SEO and SEO company services that you haven’t hired. This has become normal during the past months, it seems like these  companies are looking to rip off small business owners, by using pre-recorded robocalls and “specialists” that claim to work with Google Business listings.

For someone who is new to online business, this might sound believable! They are many cases but all of them sound alike, they call and offer you different options and fees. For example; They call and when you pick up- if you happen to stay online, they hand you out 2 options; one is for you to speak to someone about your Google Business Listing, and the other one is to have it removed from the list. Now first of all if you claim your Google Business listing no one can remove it or make changes unless you consent to it. So this is a major alert!

First of all, Google does not ask to improve or handle your business profile, or asks you for your password and verification codes. A lot of people hire online services such as local SEO or an SEO company service that offer site rankings and assure you the right type of “sales”- However, this does not mean that they hold the perfect secret to make your business grow, this depends purely on statistics and online marketing strategy.

 What legal procedures is Google taking to reassure the safety of their clients?

Google has been very concerned with these scamming reports. They have exposed many fake companies over the past year and even filed lawsuits against them. Also, they’ve canceled or blacklisted suspicious accounts that lead to these type of scams.

Tips On How To Handle These Calls

  1. Under no circumstances must you give out any of your credit card information.
  2. There is no such department in google calling you if you didnt fill out a support request so if you receive a call claiming something like this, please hang up.
  3. Google does not ask you to pay for its Google Business Listing to remain active or hand out random SEO company packages to take charge of your listings and rankings. Your Google listing is totally free and can be managed and by you at no cost.

So next time you find yourself answering a mysterious call, please remember all of these facts that will avoid you all sorts of trouble. You’re welcome! If you don’t have a google business listing or need help setting one up call Stratedia at 860.415.0430. 

 

 

So next time you find yourself answering a mysterious call, please remember all of these facts that will avoid you all sorts of trouble. You’re welcome!