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Entries Tagged as 'Google Local Business Center'

With Google’s Nearby Places, Reviews Are More Important Than Ever

February 8th, 2010 · 27 Comments

Last week Google launched a controversial new feature on local Place Pages – a list of nearby businesses that promotes local competitors on a business’ Place Page, even if that business has claimed their GLBC profile.  With this move Google has perhaps decided that the Yellow Pages industry is totally off their rockers – many [...]

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Tags: Google Local Business Center · Google Place Pages · Online Reviews

Google Local Business Center & Agency Accounts?

February 5th, 2010 · 6 Comments

In my recent interview on SEOBook I mused that Google might create ways for agencies to get access to a business’ GLBC profile.  Matt McGee spoke with a GLBC rep today and got the following responses: “agency access to LBC is unlikely” & “they may give biz owner a way to share account with one [...]

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Google Place Pages = Yellow Pages SEO SOS & SOL?

September 28th, 2009 · 16 Comments

Last week saw the launch of Google Place Pages which Google described as “a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it.” Nothing like a modest goal to scare the crap out of everybody else in local search. According to Greg Sterling Google was not going to be indexing [...]

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Tags: Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

New York Pizza – Pleasanton, CA, I mean Netherlands? Pleasanton SEO

December 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Google Maps is on the verge of creating an international incident.  I did the following search on Google: “pizza 94566″ I got the 10 pack.  Check out the URL for “New York Pizza” If I had wanted a “Damn Tasty!” za from Amstelveen I would have asked for one Google. I highly recommend checking out [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Local Data

Google Mapspam Brand Hijacking?

July 14th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Baker Bros Flooring Deli Mapspam

Check out the above local result for “flooring phoenix, az”.  Why is www.bakerbrosdeli.com showing up as the URL for Baker Bros Area Rugs & Flooring?  This is likely just a simple case of an algorithmic mismatch, but given how easy it is to edit the business listings in Google Maps, it also could be a [...]

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Tags: Google Local Business Center · Google Maps

Google Local Business Center Update

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Mike Blumenthal posted a pretty thorough overview of changes to Google Local Business Center.  As always Mike is the man if you want to dive into the details of everything GLBC.

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Tags: Google Local Business Center