homepage Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 54.166.122.86
register, free tools, login, search, pro membership, help, library, announcements, recent posts, open posts,
Pubcon Platinum Sponsor 2014
Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
Forum Library, Charter, Moderators: anallawalla & bakedjake

Local Search Forum

    
How does one to be a "reviewer"?
silverbytes

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 11:03 pm on Jun 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Is common to see big companies as Frommers in local search result, some booking sites does the same thing.

Do they do that job only to get the link "more from" as a reward?

And what is necessary to become one of those reviewers?
Do they have a special agreement with Google or what?

 

anallawalla

WebmasterWorld Administrator anallawalla us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 1:44 am on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

Companies like that have a contract with G Maps to supply data feeds. Usually it is G that approaches a potential partner.

silverbytes

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 1:57 am on Jun 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

So no chances for medium and small companies to become one right?

dertyfern

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 6:07 am on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google doesn't trust small businesses so the only chance you'll have as one with them is to buy their services.

AnkitMaheshwari

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 8:51 am on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

By taking feeds from major market leader, Google also builds it own database that a small/medium company would not have.

Also, Google assumes that a Big Brand would have better(relevant) data (they have to protect their brand image) than other companies which might have only fake/spam/irrelevant data.

silverbytes

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 3936355 posted 5:31 pm on Jun 22, 2009 (gmt 0)

I don't think Google like the buying services to reviewers even if they want to sell the service so I don't see a way.

Global Options:
 top home search open messages active posts  
 

Home / Forums Index / Search Engines / Local Search
rss feed

All trademarks and copyrights held by respective owners. Member comments are owned by the poster.
Home ¦ Free Tools ¦ Terms of Service ¦ Privacy Policy ¦ Report Problem ¦ About ¦ Library ¦ Newsletter
WebmasterWorld is a Developer Shed Community owned by Jim Boykin.
© Webmaster World 1996-2014 all rights reserved