How to Optimise Your Google Places Page

Optimising your Google Places Page listing

Ever since Google changed its Local Business Center to Google Places, the more Google Places proved to be dominating the search results for different local search terms. While on-page optimisation is still important, maintaining a well-optimised Google Places profile will, without a doubt enhance, your online visibility thus making your business rank above the rest. [...]

Australian businesses are still spamming Google Maps

Locksmiths Sydney - Google Maps Spam Example

It’s unfortunate that we continue to see Australian businesses choosing to spam Google maps. Mike Blumenthal first reported spam local businesses listing on Google Maps on the 27th July 2007. It’s nearly one year on and Mike is still reporting on cases of spam on Google Maps that Google appear to be turning a blind [...]

Google Maps Spam Update – Spammer Removed

We recently wrote about a Melbourne mobile mechanic who was spamming Google Maps with several hundred Local Business Listings. After our post, several blogs reported on our post and added their influence and ideas to the discussion. We’re happy to say that once the word was out, swift action was taken by the Google Maps team [...]

Google Maps is a Haven for Spammers

Mike Blumenthal first reported Local Business Listing SPAM on Google Maps last July. Seven months later it seems that Google has no answer for the spammers filling up the Google Maps Local Business Center with dodgy business listings. We recently found a Melbourne based mobile mechanic who spammed his business into 500 locations on the Melbourne [...]

Google Maps – New Format For Local Business Results in Google

Google Local Business Results - New Format

Have you noticed that the format has changed for Google Local Business Results? The above example was from a Google web search on Storage Melbourne. We’re now seeing about 10 listings in the same space that we used to only see three or four. I think it’s more efficient, don’t you?         [...]

Google Maps – Local Business Listings – Is your business on the Google Map?

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Last year, Google Maps quickly became the number one online map directory service in Australia, surpassing whereis.com.au. Did you know that you can put your business on the Google Map? If you haven’t yet done so, head over to Google’s Local Business Center to list your business. The Local Business Center allows you to add your [...]