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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, January 30, 2007
12 years ago3,071 views

Search for: [directions to NY]
google.com/search?q=directions ...

Also:
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...
google.com/search?hl=en&q= ...

Mike Smith [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

How do you optimize your google local ranking?

Imnotadoctor [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

Mike.

I have been wondering the same thing because screw optimizing on just #1 optimize for A B or C!

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Interestingly, these "location reviews" are not much different from what one might expect from the Google Kiosk.
blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

Just deliver the location reviews from a public kiosk near the location.

Randall [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Interesting that their three example cities are Cambridge, MA, Pasadena, CA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Some part of me thinks this may not have been entirely coincidental.

Martin [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

If by >>“fair use” snippets & ratings<< you imply that these come from the general Google spider and are processed similar to Google News, I can assure you this is not the case.

Yelp, RestaurantRow and CitySearch are content providers, they actively make these reviews available to Google for integration with Google Maps. I know, because I created just this export for our data at my previous employer (not one of those above).

Google has a quite detailed XML Schema you use to export a XML file with the name, address, phone number, categories, reviews etc. This file is then regulary fetched by a Google spider and used for Google Maps.

BTW: First time I noticed Myspace is exporting their profiles into Google Base. Try base.google.com/base/search?q= ...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

This seems like a response to a similar feature that appeared in Ask City at the beginning of December:

blog.ask.com/2006/12/askcity_g ...

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