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Entries Tagged as 'Google Maps'

When Will Google Places Bail Out White Hat SEOs?

September 14th, 2011 · 21 Comments

A frustrated practitioner of bail bonds SEO laments about Google Places, Where Crooked Businesses Take Over: “Here’s another great example of the wonder of Google Places and Google’s dealings with Local Search. Type in Google, “Santa Clarita Bail Bonds.” (this example could be done for many other keywords if you care to try) You will see [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Uncategorized

All Of The Google Places Fit To Close

September 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments

The NY Times reports on the epidemic of open businesses that are reported as “closed” in Google Places and name checks Linda Buquet and Mike Blumenthal, who successfully changed the Googleplex’s Place Page status to “closed” a few weeks ago (SEO Badass award goes to you Mike). Howard Lerman, CEO of Yext, sees an opportunity [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search

How To Find Yelp Reviews on Google Places

July 27th, 2011 · 10 Comments

I haven’t pontificated on last week’s changes that removed most of the third party data from displaying on Google Place Pages – I basically agree with David Mihm’s assessment of the situation – this is an interface update, not an algorithm update. This article by FT.com implies that Google removed 3rd party reviews from Place [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Online Reviews

How Not To Do Google Places SEO

July 18th, 2011 · 6 Comments

Phil Rozek has a great post on The 1st Annual Google Places Freakshow: “Whatever your ranking, I suggest you pay attention to how your Google listing comes across at a gut level.  Ask friends, family, or customers who haven’t seen it to take a look and give you their first impressions.  You’ll ensure that YOUR [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search

More Thoughts on Local Search Ranking Factors

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Nyagoslav Zhekov has been adding some thoughtful comments to the blog as of late and I thought this post on his take on the Local Search Ranking Factors was worth a read.

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Search