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AMAP.to – URL Shortener For Google Maps

July 1st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Fred Wilson has a great local discussion going on the AVC blog about how to shorten a Google Maps URL to make it easier to send. One of the commenters suggested checking out http://amap.to/ Here’s the shortened link for Pleasanton, CA: http://amap.to/evtp9 Pretty cool.

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Tags: Online Maps

Twitter Location API: The Trojan Horse of Local Search?

August 20th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Twitter just announced it’s launching an API that will allow developers to add latitude & longitude to any tweet. There’s all sorts of funky services this could lead to such as a site that tracks the locations of Twitter spammers for people to drop nukes on and such (if they are dumb enough to opt [...]

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Tags: Local Search · Online Coupons · Online Maps · Twitter

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