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Google Places Changes

Google’s Local Listings: A New Hybrid Algorithm

Last week Google made one of the most significant changes it has ever made. It’s very big news for anybody wanting to rank for local search phrases.

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What is Next in Search? A follow-up to the “Brief History of Search” Video

A look into the past and future direction of search.

Google Street View Goes 3D

It’s 2010 and the Year of 3D. Ever the forward thinking, fun-loving search engine that is Google – they have treated us to Google Street View… wait for it… in 3D!
We think our wonky looking street in Edinburgh looks fab in 3D, but gave us a bit of deja vu… maybe we need to try [...]

Link: Local Search Ranking Factors

Great list of things to do to gain local search results & ordered by level of importance so you have a better indication of where to start.

New York Hotels

Link: Experiment to show hotel prices on Google Maps

Yet more business models crumble as Google’s advance into local search continues.
Google LatLong: Experiment to show hotel prices on Google Maps.

Link: Google Tests “Sponsored Map Icons”

Could get kinda busy don’t you think?
Google Tests “Sponsored Map Icons”.

Local Business Centre SEO

Local listing categories

Optimising your business profile and presence for local searches is becoming an ever-increasingly important factor in building your search-engine presence, and there’s now a tool for seeing the Google categories in your industry.

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More Street Views available in UK

Until now, the UK has had street views only available in some cities and towns but as of today, more street views are available across the whole country, including small villages and places in the sticks. Note that I said ‘more‘ not ‘all‘ – on the contrary to this [...]

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New Google Maps feature

Business owners can now pay $25 a month to have an ‘enhanced listing’ which adds a small yellow icon on the map to encourage users to click on their listing

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Reviews Added to Google Maps

Third party reviews have been added to Google Maps. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time that Google have allowed its users to review businesses.


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