I discovered this peculiar bug yesterday when checking on rankings and reviews for my client Von Ray Johnson, a personal trainer in downtown Portland.
Portland Mercury News editor Matt Davis’ blog shows up as all 9 reviews for my client–and all links presented just go to the home page of his blog site. It sure doesn’t look like a spam or hacking problem….here’s how to see the bug:
- Do a Google search for “personal trainer downtown Portland“.
- In the 10-pack click “9 reviews” next to V Shape Fitness.
- Click More Reviews (9).
All of the “reviews” are snippets from his blog…and, all links presented simply go to his home page!
Real reviews of V Shape Fitness exist (and were showing) on Yahoo, Yelp, Citysearch, and Google Maps.