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#1 LittleGreenDots

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 07:15 AM

I set up a business page with Google+ the other day, had it validated with a phone call from Google, and the next day I got a call from Google (I think) who wanted a $299 one-time registration fee. He told me that if I didnt pay it, Google's search engine would not pick up my key search words. 

 

Does that mean Google will basically ignore my page when people look for my service?

 

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#2 buddy215

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 08:36 AM

I doubt this is a Google requested fee. In a brief search I found nothing suggesting it was. I would treat it

as a scam for now..

 

You may be interested in reading the info in the link below. It is advice from several Google+ users.

Google+: Do's and Don'ts for Small Businesses

 

Often, doing a search for the phone number you were called from will return others complaining of a scam

or identifying the caller. Try that if you have the number.


Edited by buddy215, 22 November 2014 - 08:40 AM.

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Posted 22 November 2014 - 09:24 AM

Neither I have read anything in ToS about business payment. Verify. Also contact Google staff.


Edited by NullPointerException, 22 November 2014 - 09:25 AM.


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Posted 22 November 2014 - 12:26 PM

Thanks.  I thought it was out of place, too.  I'm reading a book on using social media and optimizing my web presence and the book said nothng about these fees.

 

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