Google+ Local: The Integration of Google+ and Google Places

Last week Google unveiled the new feature Google+ Local. This new feature is a result of Google integrating Google Places into their social network Google+. This new update is Google’s effort to combine and streamline Google+, Google Places and Google Maps to all use the same platform. This will also allow a much more direct […]

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Check the categories on your Google Listing

There was a bug that occurred within Google Places last weekend, the result was that multiple listings stopped displaying on Google’s first page of local results. In Google’s defense they were quick to respond to the complaints being posted in the Google Groups forum concerning the issue. They said the bug is getting worked out […]

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Who’s on page two of local results?

Update: April 25, 2012 This issue was a glitch and was corrected. Google users can now see the additional pages of “Places”results. _________________________________________________________________ More changes have occurred within the Google’s local search.Last week we saw the start of users no longer being able to see beyond the first page of “Place” results. In the past […]

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Images and Logo not displaying on Google Listing?

If you are managing your own Google listing do not be alarmed if your logo and photos are not currently displaying on your listing. There is a bug in Google Places that is causing a lot of the recently created and verified listings to not display the logos and photos uploaded in the listings control […]

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New Local Search Formats for Results on Google

For some time now Google’s local search results have stuck with a standard format of display results either in a 7-pack, 3-pack or 1-pack. The number of results displaying was determined by Google’s algorithm. However, if you have not noticed already several weeks ago this standard of formatting changed and we noticed and so have […]

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Google and Many Others Protest SOPA & PIPA

Today if you visit Google you will notice the standard Google logo has been censored out and looks something like this: Google has done this in an effort to help spread the word against the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House. Google does state: […]

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Google’s Personalized Search Notification

If you have not noticed it before when you are searching for something on Google be sure to check the top left corner under the Google logo to see if Google is personalizing your search. If you have a Gmail and are logged in while doing a search on Google chances are Google is tailoring […]

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Is Local Search More Vital Than Ever?

In a word, yes. Local search is becoming more vital for local businesses and services than ever and it is not only because the industry is becoming more competitive. Local search results are becoming more dominate in the initial search results seen on search engine and both Google and Bing have been devoting considerably more […]

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Google Business Listing Analytics are back Online!

The wait for your listings analytics is over for those of you who are managing your own Google listings. The analytics for the Places Page’s has started generating results again. Google Places had another glitch in their Places analytics, which stopped displaying data after November 19th. The Place Page analytics started displaying data again for […]

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December Nights at Balboa Park

Balboa Park December Nights: If you are looking for something to do with the family this weekend that is fun, festive and mostly free be sure to visit Balboa Park’s “December Nights”. This will be the event’s 34th consecutive year. December Nights will take place on Friday, from 5 to 10pm, and Saturday, from 12 […]

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