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Make Like PB&J With New Google Places Search And Win

In 1968, the J.M. Smucker Company blended peanut butter and jelly into a single jar for a smash hit sandwich, and today, in 2010, Google has taken a page for the goober people’s book, layering organic results with local ones into a whole new kind of sandwich that has my friends and colleagues, Mike Blumenthal, […]

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Google Working Toward Solution For Farmers Markets

Back in November of 2009, I included the above graphic in a post citing conflicts in the Google Maps system. If you look at that screenshot, you will see a one box for a farmer’s market with one big thing listing – an actual street address. There’s a street name, but no street numbers. Now, […]

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Locksmith Spam: Caught In The Act!

Talk about being caught red handed! In a Google Places Help Forum thread, user SQLPerformance asks, is this where locksmith spam comes from? The link points to this job offer on elance.com: Hello, I’m looking for an expert who can promote my Local Locksmith/garage doors business in google maps, yahoo local and bing. You will […]

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