In light of all the Google Maps hijacking reports over the past year, I found this interesting:
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That’s one of the bits of legalese you see when trying to edit/claim a business listing on Insider Pages. If you didn’t bother clicking to see the full text, it basically says that if you’re screwing around with someone else’s business listing, Insider Pages is entitled to collect $1,000 per violation.
I’ve no doubt that the big time spammers wouldn’t be bothered by something like this; they make $1,000/hour (and more). But if Google would put something like this on its business edits form, maybe up the dollar amount to $10k or $25k, I wonder if that competitor of yours across town might think twice about being an idiot and messing with your business listing.
Today was the first time in forever that I had reason to look at an Insider Pages edit form. Are any other local sites showing warnings like this?