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Entries Tagged as 'Google Maps'

Google Takes More Real Estate For Business Name Search

July 21st, 2010 · 16 Comments

With all of the brouhaha going on about Google’s test of a new local SERP for category searches that will make it much harder for local directories to get traffic, I became almost willfully blind to the more subtle change that had occurred to the SERP for business name queries.  Thanks to Patrick Altoft for [...]

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

Will Small Business SEO Get Even More Cut-Throat?

July 19th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Chris Silver Smith brings up a great point in today’s Local’s Only column about Google’s new local SERP design they are testing: …you might think that the newer, larger listing treatment might be beneficial for the visibility of these businesses. But, think again—for any of them which have been doing significant search marketing activities, this [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Local Search · Search Engine Ranking Factors · Small Business Marketing

Local Search Ranking Factors 2010

June 7th, 2010 · 44 Comments

David Mihm has done it once again and published another edition of Local Search Ranking Factors.  This year David surveyed 32 local search geeks to get their takes on the top factors for ranking high in Google Maps.  The entire set of results is well worth the time for any business that wants to do [...]

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

Google Maps Go 3D

May 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Sometimes I am embarrassed to be in the local search biz… via BIrthday Ideas

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Tags: Google · Google Maps

How To Track Google Maps Traffic

April 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

and other great local seo tips from Dev Basu. See Page 16 for the GOOG Maps thing. via @davidmihm

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Tags: Google Local Business Center · Google Maps · Uncategorized

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 City Locksmiths – A Map Spammer’s Guide

April 29th, 2009 · 40 Comments

Update: MyMapInfo, the SEO who was working on Artie’s site, commented on Will’s post that I had mistaken him for a spammer when he has been trying to get his client to rank well after the client was the victim of map spammers.  I’ll take him at his word and apologize for impugning his reputation [...]

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Tags: Google Maps · Online Maps

Google Map Ads Update

April 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

In the previous post, where I stumbled on to ads on a Google Map on Merchant Circle, “Mappin’” Mike Blumenthal took me to the local search woodshed with the following comment: In mid March, Google announced that they have changed the API to allow the hosting site show ads along with searches for local businesses [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Merchant Circle · Online Maps

Google Map Ads Showing Up On Merchant Circle

April 7th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I was just looking at this page on Merchant Circle and noticed ads showing up on their Google Map! I am sensing a trend.

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Merchant Circle · Online Maps

Google 10 Pack In Broad Web Results: Every Search Is Local Now?

March 31st, 2009 · 23 Comments

Well not quite every search, but as Mike Blumenthal just told me, the 10 Pack is now appearing in a number of broad, non-geo phrase searches. Some observations of the 10 pack’s behavior in Web results (the “Web Pack” anyone?): In every query I have tried the 10 pack appears in position #4.  It still [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Local Search