Google: Maps

  • Google rolling out GMB simple website creator

    … According to Mike Blumenthal, Google is now broadly rolling out its simple website creator for small businesses: websites. It first appeared in January and can be accessed through the Google My Business dashboard. It’s an even simpler tool than Google Sites and was reportedly designed for developing markets (e.g., India). However, it’s also…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin Google- 13 readers -
  • The newest addition to the marketing mix’s Ps: Proximity

    … that “here be monsters.” You’ll find no edges on today’s digital maps. You are limited only by the power of your zoom and the reach of your click. By default, you are the center of the digital map. The world fills in around you, depending on the whim of your search. Proximity — the distance from the user to any given location — is a heavily weighted…

    Marketing Landin Google- 17 readers -
  • April Fools’ Day 2017: Google Maps gets it started with Ms. Pac-Man

    … If you thought you would avoid April Fools’ Day gags and pranks this year because the actual day falls on a Saturday, think again. C’mon now, Google and other search/marketing/tech companies have a history of starting their (attempts at) fun and games a day or two before April 1, and this year is no exception. Here’s a look at what we’ve found…

    Matt Mcgee/ Marketing Landin Google- 26 readers -
  • Locksmiths try again to sue Google over fake local listings

    … Here’s a familiar story: a group of locksmiths has filed a new class action lawsuit against Google, Microsoft and Yahoo. They claim the search engines (Google in particular) are deliberately “flooding” organic results with “scam locksmith listings” known to be false. They argue the fake or otherwise fraudulent listings force legitimate…

    Greg Sterling/ Marketing Landin SEO Google- 23 readers -
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