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Entries Tagged as 'Google Maps'

Google Place Search Has SEOs Divided

October 29th, 2010 · 18 Comments

One component of the new Google Place Search is the merging of local and organic results in a more blended layout. While local marketers around the world are scrambling to figure out any new algorithm changes that have resulted from this release, a battle royale has broken out amongst otherwise civil-toned SEO bloggers to lay [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

Maybe Local Directories Aren’t Dead After All?

October 29th, 2010 · 9 Comments

It’s still too early to tell, but I track the traffic on a number of local directory sites around the world and thus far I have not seen a significant change in Google referrals. Could it be that rumors of the Yellow Pages death have been greatly exaggerated by bloggers seeking page views? Tweet

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

Small Towns May Be The Best SEO Hope For Directories in the New Google Local SERPs

October 27th, 2010 · 6 Comments

Tweet At first glance, the new Google Local SERPs appear to be a potentially big problem for local directories that rely on SEO for traffic. But with change always comes opportunity. As you can see in the screenshot above, when a city does not have many businesses in a service category, there is still an [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

Meet the New Google Local SERPs

October 26th, 2010 · 41 Comments

Tweet Thought it might be of interest to catalogue the different types of Google Local SERPs I am seeing: 7 Pack Lite Standard 7 Pack listings with map in right column above ads.  10 Web results below. UPDATE: 3 Pack Lite Standard 3 Pack listings with map in right column above ads.  7 Web results [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

The New Google Local SERPs & Local Directories

October 26th, 2010 · 25 Comments

Tweet So it appears that the new Google Local SERPs are imminent.  As you may recall, my initial take on this pending event was that it spelled doom for the Yellow Pages and local directories biz.  So I thought I’d take you for a spin through these new SERPs and see what we can see: [...]

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

Google Testing Click2Call Yet Again?

October 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Just saw this in the wild Tweet

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Local Advertising

Google Place Pages Launches D-Day?

October 26th, 2010 · 18 Comments

Tweet Fire up an Incognito browser, do some local searches and you might see some new Google local SERPs. It looks like Google may have unleashed the new All-Google-Places local layout they had been testing in more cities (Update: I have reports that this is being seen in Burbank & Australia and others that it [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages

Google Maps Hates S&M (& Caps)

October 25th, 2010 · 12 Comments

Sometimes we SEO types forget to take our own advice. Several months ago, after not having touched my Google Places Page for years, I updated the photo. Immediately my edit was rejected and my listing was removed from Google Maps. I misinterpreted this as a problem with the new image and resubmitted the old one, [...]

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

La Jolla Back From Google Maps Purgatory!

September 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Faithful readers of this collection of pixels and code may recall last week’s post La Jolla Takes a Hit From Google Maps where we called attention to the plight of La Jolla, CA, the tony upscale oceanside resort town, which had been replaced in Google Maps with La Jolla Placentia, CA, the non-tony, non-upscale, non-oceanside [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps

La Jolla Takes a Hit From Google Maps

August 30th, 2010 · 4 Comments

Jonah Stein forwarded me this missive from Josh Vickers, founder of TaskSquid, who seems to be in cahoots with Adam Harris of Calacles.com. Apparently Google has misplaced La Jolla: It is Official. The Jewel of San Diego, La Jolla, once nestled on a prime stretch of Pacific, has taken root in a new exciting? location. [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Local Data