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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.