Whitey - 1:53 am on Jul 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
a lot of non-scalable human interaction to improve things (that's not their strong suit, by far).
Thank goodness ..... but Google is always prepared to sleep with the enemy to achieve it's objectives. I'm seeing partnership's with regional YELP's all over the place and any other organisation that provides a short term partnership opportunity in local.
I also don't buy the argument of focusing away from Google. It is such an important part of the overall marketing mix, for many business'. Maybe this should read, find a business that doesn't rely on it, or work strongly on compliementary areas that can sustain - while still being aware that Google will encroach on most business' turf.