Entries Tagged as 'Google Maps'

You Just Can’t Trust Google Maps, At This Point, To Produce Either Relevant Or Accurate Results When Much Of It Is Just Pure Spam.

April 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Fantastic interview by Nyagaslov Zhekov with Dan Austin on Google’s ineffectual response to map SPAM, including Bryan Seely’s spoofing of Secret Service listings earlier this year. Money quote: “The “newest” ploy, which has been in development for several years now, is to use real estate listings on sites like Trulia, and have the PIN card […]

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SMBs Have Got Google Maps’ Number…

April 8th, 2014 · 8 Comments

Google Maps Phone Number

Just found a classic thread on one of those “did you get a call from this phone number” sites. Some samples for your local SEO reading pleasure: Calls our business several times per day (not interested in their services). If you hang up, they call right back. They repeat this throughout the day and when […]

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And Did We Mention Apple Maps Are Going To Suck?

September 9th, 2012 · 7 Comments

No big surprise that The Atlantic’s piece on Google Maps – an “exclusive look inside Ground Truth, the secretive program to build the world’s best accurate maps” is coming out the week before the new iOS 6 with Apple Maps are introduced.  It has been great theater watching all of the ways Google has been pushing the […]

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Lobster Searches Google for Pizza. Gets Confused.

August 28th, 2012 · Comments Off on Lobster Searches Google for Pizza. Gets Confused.

[View the story “Lobster Searches Google For Pizza. Gets Confused.” on Storify] Lobster Searches Google For Pizza. Gets Confused. Storified by Andrew Shotland · Tue, Aug 28 2012 13:19:38 Google’s monopolistic behavior in Web search seems to have no bounds. Check out hover experience for local. http://pic.twitter.com/r0K2OMvIRakesh Agrawal The preceding was not meant to be […]

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Nitin Mangtani of Google Offers: #SFSW12

June 5th, 2012 · Comments Off on Nitin Mangtani of Google Offers: #SFSW12

Nitin Mangtani is the Product Chief of Google Offers and I am liveblogging his talk at StreetFight Summt West 2012. He tells a story about his kid pretending to open a restaurant and makes a sign with lots of stars reading “best restaurant of all” to try to get customers. Note to Nitin, your kid […]

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