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Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2011’

Interesting Google Places and Local Search Articles (22-29 May)

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I proceed gathering all the interesting articles from the past week, related to local search, Google Places and the social-local. You can see the previous editions here: Articles 15 – 21 May Articles 7 – 14 May Articles 1 – 7 May Articles 23 – 30 April I’d say the most interesting even of the past week was the discovery …

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How to Use Google Places Featured Review

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A few days ago I wrote about an interesting new feature I found out by chance – “Featured review” on Google Places. Unfortunately, I struggled to uncover more about it as I don’t have an Android phone and the people in Google seemed not to be willing to give away some information on it. However, I spoke with Linda Buquet …

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Google Places Featured Review

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I just discovered by chance a new feature on Google Places. Did you know that you can tweet your reviews on Google Places? If you didn’t know – now you do, but if you did – I have something interesting for you. Check out the “Featured review”: In the beginning of March 2011, Google announced that anyone could tweet their …

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Interesting Google Places and Local Search Articles (15-21 May)

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Here are the interesting Google Places and local search articles from the past week. In case you’ve missed some of these, every week I will be posting a list of the ones that I consider the most valuable and informative. This week the biggest event was definitely the SMX in London, where specialists from all over Europe gathered with colleagues …

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Google Places Optimization and Local SEO Fraud – How to Detect It

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As Google Places becomes one of the most important online marketing tools, the scam and fraud connected to it starts to pop up like mushrooms in a warm, rainy April morning. For the average business owner it is difficult to distinguish a real, solid and fair specialist from a swindler. There are two great articles telling stories of such owners …

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Interesting Articles from the Past Week (7-14 May)

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This week was not as full of nice articles related to local search, Google Places and local-social as it was during the previous one. The biggest event was the Google I/O where a lot of innovations were announced, but only very few regarding local. However, let’s see what I’ve chosen for you to read during the peaceful weekend evenings. Google …

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Google Giving Tips for Places

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It seems like Google has really heard of the problems and numerous complaints of all the users of Google Places and started taking some action to provide them some truly valuable tips. Here is what I saw today when I tried to join the Google Places “Create New Listing” Page: These tips address some of the most common mistakes made …

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New Local Ranking Factor Coming Up?

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A few days ago Greg Linden notified about new local search ranking factor that might be implemented in the Google algorithm. It would be the number of driving direction queries. He found that out via a paper, named “Hyper-Local, Direction-Based Ranking of Places“, written by four scientists from Google, Stanford University and Aarhus University (Note: Although I read the whole …

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The Importance of Images for Your Google Places Page

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One of the important features of every Google Places page is the pictures. Google realizes that and they put effort to stress the importance of the images for the public. Two events from the past week made me be even more sure in that. First, Google changed the interface of the Google Places pages and now the Photos & Videos …

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Great Local Search Articles From the Last Week

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As I’ve promised, I would try to make it a regular practice to post links to some of the most interesting articles I’ve spotted during the past 7 days on topics related to local search and Google Places. But as the social element becomes more and more important part of the marketing of every small company, I would add also …

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