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Google Maps Launches the K-Pack

February 18th, 2009
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thanks to Matt McGee for tipping me off to this one.  Here’s a particularly useful example:


Tags: Google Maps

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mihmorandum | Interesting New Interface on Google Maps | Google // Feb 18, 2009 at 7:48 am

    [...] McGee first noticed the “K-Pack” announced on the official Google Maps Blog last night and the Local Searcharati have been [...]

  • 2 Google Maps Proves More Locksmiths in NYC than Cabs » Understanding Google Maps & Yahoo Local Search // Feb 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    [...] Mihm alerted me to an interesting tidbit about the new K- Pack. The new Google Maps feature showing more than 10 business in the Maps view, conclusively [...]

  • 3 New Google Maps View Shows Hundreds of Local Results | The Expand2Web Blog // Feb 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    [...] McGee spotted this first last night. Andrew Shotland affectionately named it the K-Pack. And David Mihm shared some excellent observations about it as well on his [...]

  • 4 SEO TRICKS GUIDE // Feb 18, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    [...] Andrew Shotland quickly dubbed this new feature the K-Pack (get it: K=1000) and Mike Blumenthal has already found an unexpected use for the K-Pack as a spam fighting tool. Just take a look at this outrageous set of results for locksmiths in NYC. Google really ought to take a look at the embarrassing state of spam overload in that industry. The K-Pack could make it easy work for them! [...]

  • 5 Stever // Feb 19, 2009 at 2:16 am

    Seems there are far fewer assholes in New York than there are locksmiths, or asshole-spamming-locksmiths, as per the k-pack conversation taking place on Mike Blumenthals blog.

    Or, looking at your trackback spam here on this post, asshole-rss-scrapping-trackback-spammers.
    :)

  • 6 Stever // Feb 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    ermmm, now that Andrew removed the scraper trackbacks I don’t meant to say the other trackbacks from David M., Mike B., Don C., and Miriam E., right above this post, are trackback spamming, that would make me the asshole.

  • 7 Google’s K-Pack Rocks Local at SEO Pro // Feb 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    [...] Andrew Shotland quickly dubbed this new feature the K-Pack (get it: K=1000) and Mike Blumenthal has already found an unexpected use for the K-Pack as a spam fighting tool. Just take a look at this outrageous set of results for locksmiths in NYC. Google really ought to take a look at the embarrassing state of spam overload in that industry. The K-Pack could make it easy work for them! [...]

  • 8 Productification » Google Map Search Layer - Innovation in Local Search // Feb 23, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    [...] authority, etc) but not necessarily the closest one. With the new feature (Andrew Shotland calls it K-Pack) I can quickly find that there is a few Dry Cleaners that are more closer than the ones in the top [...]

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