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Google City Places

Why aren't we talking about this here?

6:40 pm on Jun 17, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Please forgive me if I've missed the thread but a quick search revealed nothing here on WBM.

SearchEngineLand article - [searchengineland.com...]

Google Blog (official), a day later - [places.blogspot.com...]
8:50 pm on June 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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They only will be of interest to businesses in the USA cities of Portland OR, Austin TX, Madison WI or San Diego CA.

As to other cities:
We're experimenting with these pages right now, so no firm plans on a roll out to other cities. Stay tuned to the blog for updates!

- Vanessa, Google Places community manager

8:59 am on June 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It obviously was coming and finally it is coming.
Smaller aggregators of all categories (from doctor directories to small hotel sites) are going to face grim future.