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Entries Tagged as 'Google Place Pages'

You Don’t Need a Website to Rank Well in Google Places

April 25th, 2014 · 5 Comments

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Is This The Future of Local Directory SEO?

September 9th, 2013 · 13 Comments

new Google local search results

UPDATE: Some of my better-read compatriots have pointed me towards Greg Sterling’s article from April about how Google is using the layout below to appease anti-competition complaints in Europe. ¬†So take my theories below as pure entertainment, as it should be. Nick Rink of Smart Local , a UK Local SEO firm, posted a screenshot [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Google Plus · Google+ Local · Local Search

Can I Use ALL CAPS in Google Maps?

August 8th, 2013 · 3 Comments

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In my SEL post 7 Things I Have Figured Out About The New Google Maps, I mentioned that businesses might want to try using ALL CAPS in their business name on their Google Places + Local (whateva) profile as I had noticed EXTREME PIZZA rocking the all-caps in the map result I was studying: A [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google+ Local

Google+ Local Reviews Now Showing as SERP Pop-Ups – Goodbye Google+ Local Pages?

July 30th, 2013 · 30 Comments

Google Plus Local SERP

Not sure if I am seeing a test or if this is rolling out everywhere but now when I click on the “[#] Google reviews” link for a business from the SERPs, I am seeing a lightbox type of pop up display instead of being sent to the Google Plus Page for the business. Check [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search · Google Plus

Local Search Steel-Cage Match: Google+ Local v. Apple Maps v. Facebook Nearby v. Everyone Else

December 17th, 2012 · 4 Comments

Facebook Nearby

Just caught Greg’s piece on Facebook’s new mobile local search feature:¬†Facebook Gets Into Local Search with Facebook Nearby for iOS & Android. While I don’t expect Facebook Nearby to stay ad-free forever, with the entry of Facebook Nearby and Apple Maps, both ad-free, I’d say 2012 has been the most interesting year in the Local [...]

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Tags: Apple Maps · Facebook Places · Google Place Pages