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Entries Tagged as 'Google Place Pages'

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

Google Plus Google Places Times SMBs Equals…

July 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Justin Sanger, CEO of JoinHere, an interesting new SMB “Social Engagement Platform”,  puts it thus: “A G+ and G Places integration will create the most powerful discovery, publishing, and social suite the marketplace has seen to date. The G maps algo will undergo more change as content contribution, followers, and +1s begin to affect discovery – [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Plus

Google Place Pages & Check-Ins in Google Plus

July 1st, 2011 · 11 Comments

My first spotting of a Google Place Page – actually a link to a Place Page – in Google Plus.  According to Greg and Mike, Jeff Huber, GOOG’s head of Local, said SMBs will eventually have G+ profile pages.

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Plus

Google Places Cuts The Crap With A Hand Job…

June 24th, 2011 · 5 Comments

From Mike’s post today entitled Some Days Are Shittier Than Others: Someone uploaded pictures of poo on my business listing and I can’t get them off!!! Fortunately Google took notice and brought out the pooper scooper. Of course this probably only happened because Mike’s post brought it to GOOG’s attention which will likely leave a [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Google Place Search

Google Places Rich Snippets Finally Working?

May 20th, 2011 · 10 Comments

I have been hearing reports from a variety of sources that over the past few days more rich snippets have started to show up in Google Places. Using rich snippets on your site to get your content into Place Pages has been a hit-or-miss affair – mostly miss.  At SMXWest, Google’s Carter Maslan told me [...]

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Tags: Google Place Pages · Online Reviews

Google Places MisPlaces New Review Feeds

May 19th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Mike Blumenthal has some concerns re Google Places’ new user review feeds: When was the last time you heard a reviewer ask for an RSS feed of their reviews? Well maybe some reviewer some place did… but then I suggest you follow Google’s instructions and go find it. Instead of attaching it to the obvious place in [...]

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

Hard-To-Find Is The New PageRank

May 12th, 2011 · 9 Comments

Greg Linden uncovers a potential new Google Maps ranking signal: direction requests: …certain very large search engines have massive logs of people asking for directions from A to B, hundreds of millions of people and billions of A to B queries. And, it appears this data may be as or more useful than user reviews [...]

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

Google Places/Hotpot Spotted in Vegas

April 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Hard to beat free wifi

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Google HotPot Was Always Sort of a Crock

April 8th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Lior Ron announced today that Google is dumping the HotPot brand for its local reviews system and rolling it into Google Places. It’s a good move and I am guessing an indicator of more product coherence from GOOG as a result of Larry Page becoming CEO. I was always confused by the HotPot brand. Most, [...]

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

Groupon Reviews As Google Places Citations = More IYP SEO Woe

March 17th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Reviews of businesses on Groupon have been spotted on Google Place Pages since January: Last year I speculated that social local applications like Twitter & Foursquare could start to cause a lot of SEO problems for IYPs because they could easily replicate the IYP structure while providing a lot more unique content. Groupon reviews are [...]

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