Hotel Web site links in Google+ Local listings have been replaced by the thousands with fakes, according to a report on Tuesday.
Links that were supposed to lead directly to hotel Web sites now point to third-party booking sites. As frequent Google observer SearchEngine Land reported, URLs that were supposed to point legitimate hotel sites such as Marriott's Courtyard Los Angeles in Sherman Oaks were replaced by links to sites like courtyardmarriot.roomstobook.info. Another common URL change was to roomstobook.net. Both sites would redirect some visitors to HotelsWhiz.com.
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