Reviews & Reputation

Google places (Formerly Google Local) Spamming and online reviews

Google reviews appear to play an essential role in getting high placement in the Google maps or local business results (Google 10-pack). Reviews can be written directly on your Google business profile or they can be taken from sites such as, or It is important to make sure that all reviews are authentic, from an unbiased source and submitted by actual patients.

You may notice business putting keywords in their business name or business creating multiple listings, Google considers this spam. Recently Google stated that they will be carefully reviewing any edits to business listings. Google is making this effort to ward off spammers that are trying to manipulate results and to make certain their results are first-rate.
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Keith Humes


Keith Humes is Rosemont Media's CEO and Founder. Since 1998 Keith has been at the forefront of Internet Marketing with Surgeons and Dentists. He continues to stay ahead of the curve and offers innovative insights to the world of healthcare marketing. Keith also lectures nationally at leading industry events, such as the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium.

Keith is an avid fisherman and master-griller. Next to fishing, Keith’s favorite activities include surfing, and spending time with family & friends.