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Google Places Gone Social with Google+

Google place has just been replaced by Google+ Local as an effort by Google to integrate social with your local listings and also as an effort to get businesses into getting on Google+ and becoming more transparent with reviews, pictures, check ins by adding a much extended version of social layer on top of all […]

Automatic Updates For Google Places Official Blog

Nowadays, many companies are creating Google Places listings for them to be seen by their audience easily. Your business’ name, physical address and operating hours will be available for users to see, and it is in fact, a good tool for your business to gain better visibility. However, not all companies have time to create […]

Paid Advertising Does Not Cannibalize Your Organic Traffic Official Blog

Over the past week, the Chief Economist of Google Hal Varian and his team released the results of their research to the public. A lot of other research has already been published whether or not organic search results traffic is being cannibalized by Paid Per Click advertisements.

Google Places Bug: Are You on “Pending” Status? Official Blog

Lately, Google has been receiving a lot of complaints and questions on threads at Google Places and Maps forums when business owners and local SEO reseller companies started noticing that their Places listings have suddenly changed its status from “Active” status to “Pending.”

The issue has been confirmed that a bug is responsible for the sudden […]