Good article from Chris Silver Smith on the problems getting listed in Google Local without a physical address. I’ve been keeping an eye on this and will be interested to see how Google address this in the future.
Google Maps has improved the directions user interface with the aim of making it easier to understand requesting directions and then following them. Barry Schwartz over at Search Engine Land takes us through the changes with before and after pics.
Have you noticed the changes? How do you find them?
Google has officially rolled out the new presentation of their local results called Place Search. For all the details read Greg Stirling’s piece New Place Search Shows Google’s Commitment To Local at Search Engine Land.
Google has said the company is making location more “transparent” or more obvious to users so that you can control your location settings more easily. I can’t see it as yet but apparently they’re rolling it out and it’ll be available in more than 40 languages soon. [Read more]
Can you believe Google is celebrating it’s 12th birthday. It seems like only yesterday I first gave it a whirl. Back then Alta Vista was the search engine of choice and Google was a spelling mistake when trying to type goggle in a rush. My how things have changed. Happy Birthday Google. Thanks Search Engine Land