Hacking Google MyMaps

One of my clients discovered this latest dirty trick for ranking, and it’s being used by dirtbags who have pirated content from legit publishers.

If you do this search, you’ll see the 3 of the top organic listings are from a very trusted domain…Google.com.

The problem is, each of these is a user-generated MyMaps page, and it’s just a crappy page with a link to the download and some text.

Google MyMaps hack

Reporting this to Google now…and, the publisher of the legit content is submitting a DMCA take-down.