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Using Google Places to help natural results

10:24 pm on Apr 10, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

I have a question on Google Places and using it alongside an SEO strategy.
Just from the point of view of more visibility. I am dealing with a client who sells widgets, and has multiple branches in Ireland.
I recently completed a bulk addition to Google Places which was approved, and filled in as much of the relevant info as possible.
So , if I do a search on www.google.ie on "widgets Limerick", I do not see one of the branches in Google Places.
There appears to be just one competitor in the Google PLaces / Google Maps search result. None of the local branches I have submitted listings for show up in the results.
So, my question is, what is Google taking into account if I search for "widgets Limerick" or "widget shop in Limerick" in relation to Google places?
How does Google determine what listings to show in the results for places?

[edited by: goodroi at 11:12 pm (utc) on Apr 10, 2012]
[edit reason] Widgetized, please no specific keywords [/edit]

3:32 pm on May 26, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Great question and sadly I don't have an answer.
Is it the same brand with different addresses on different locations? Perhaps that doesn't like Google?