MODS I am not in the habit of link dropping, but hope you'll let this post stand. I don’t have time to rewrite everything over here and time could be of the essence.
Spotted a wild new type of Google Places penalty and
3000 Place pages I've found so far are marked "Awaiting Removal"
It would be REALLY smart for everyone to check out some of these listings before Google deletes them so you can try to figure out all the things they did wrong and AVOID them. Lots of kw stuffing and other violations, but I have not had time to fully investigate.
Google Places New Penalty State? Awaiting Removal – WEIRD, See Screenshot
Sorry have to run. Have another important post to finish, part 2 from yesterday.
Let me know what you find out about all the listings that have that new penalty.