Entries Tagged as 'Online Maps'

Rich Snippets/Poor Execution For Google Places Testimonials

November 3rd, 2010 · 13 Comments

While putting together the Top 10 Reviews Sites In Google Place Search report, we noticed what we thought were testimonials from a business’ website showing up in the reviews section of the result. See the below screenshot from a SERP for “Los Angeles Car Dealers“: In its FAQ on Rich Snippets, Google states that testimonials […]

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

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 · 8 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 · 37 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