Entries Tagged as 'Google Place Pages'

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

Comment SPAM of the Month

November 18th, 2012 · 13 Comments

This just left on How To Add a Business To Internet Yellow Pages Listings For Free: My name is Carol and my ex-boyfriend dumped me 4 months ago after I caught him of having an affair with someone else and insulting him. I want him back in my life but he refuse to have any contact […]

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Tags: Google Place Pages

How To Merge Your Google+ Business Page With Your Google+ Local Listing

August 3rd, 2012 · 10 Comments

Jade Wang of Google just announced that your old Google+ Business Page can now be merged with your new Google+ Local page which used to be your Google Places Page. As usual Mike Blumenthal has got the goods to help you make sense of the whole thing. Here’s Jade’s post:  For those of you that […]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Plus

Google Email on Businesses Based at Residential Locations

July 9th, 2012 · 5 Comments

This past February, in  The Non-Place-Place Use Case I posted about how Google was delisting businesses that did not service customers at their locations but had not requested their addresses be hidden on Google Maps.  Mike, Miriam and others chimed in on how lame this was.   Today, I got this email about this “recent” update: Guess […]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google+ Local

Top Google Places Ranking Factors for Local Search Optimization

March 19th, 2012 · 15 Comments

My post on Bizible’s new local search ranking factors study is now up at SearchEngineLand. You can also get more detail on the study and the results on Bizible’s blog. As mentioned in my SEL post, Bizible claims the study is scientifically valid and while in general I liked their approach, I can think of […]

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