Msg#: 3067430 posted 2:58 pm on Aug 31, 2006 (gmt 0)
Although I found this only in my industry, it may be finding its way into others. A few minutes ago doing a search for "hotels in widget" two out of the first 10 results (#4 & #9) appeared in this format:
Widget Hotel - Widgettown, State 1234 Smith St Widgettown, State, Zip (555) 555-5555 - Map & Info A one or two line description here taken from the site... www.widgethotel.com
Put simply - this sucks. Who is going to click on "tripadvisor", "yahoo travel" and all those spammy subdomains "dallas-widgets.cheapwidgetdiscountsbookonlinenow.com" that make up the top 10 results of any reasonable hospitality query.
But all kidding aside - this is gloomy news for those of us competing for eyeballs in local markets. Anyone else seen this in other industries?