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Google Maps and Places now showing more options
Whitey




msg:4314598
 11:11 am on May 19, 2011 (gmt 0)

Not sure if I'm the last to notice, but a search for different categories of business surrounding an address on Google maps plots "Places" , using the command ( replace type and address with actuals ):

type loc: address

I did a bit more digging and found that in the travel category date selection filters bring up live pricing, which appears to show that meta search players are continuing to be an endangered species.

Anyone optimising for business location related terms in the SERP's is not far off being a history lesson Y/N?

 

Whitey




msg:4315237
 1:31 pm on May 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

An update to hotel pricing display in Google Maps has prompted concerns small aggregators are being priced out of the search market on the dominant engine.

The update, which saw a limited rollout last June but is now available on all UK map searches, displays results of individual hotels plus a list of aggregator prices in a drop-down sponsorsí links box.
[travolution.co.uk ]

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