Google Places Autocomplete Removes The Tedium Of Address Entry Pages

I have my disagreements with Google, but we’re on the level more often than not. You see, Google agrees with me that address entry pages on the Internet are stupid. They’re slow, tedious and only serve to slow me down…

Google Places Gives Small Business Bulk Upload Capability

Google Places is playing their part to make managing small businesses with more than one location easier than ever. Essentially, people have been giving them feedback on what could make their site better, and they have been listening. Starting yesterday…

Google Places API Discussed In Latest Office Hours

It’s a new week which means it’s time for another Google Office Hours via Hangout. This week we have Paul Saxman and Marcello Camello of the Google Maps API team talking in length about the Google Places API and the…

Google Places Helps Small Businesses Get Noticed

Google has touted the benefits of Google+ for small businesses through various promotional videos. One service that doesn’t get a lot of public love in regards to small businesses is Google Places. The Google Places team held a Hangout on…

Google Plots Your Recommendations On Maps For You

Google is now putting business labels for places that users have rated using Google Places on maps. Users can see what they rated a place for future reference. Google will also display additional places it thinks you’ll like through personalized…

The Muppets, Seinfeld, and The N00B

We’ve got a nice mixture of videos for you today. A wide array of topics for your viewing pleasure involving Charlie Day, Seinfeld, Modern Warfare 3, some crazy AT-AT walker looking thing, Louis CK hating something and the latest update…

Google No Longer Waiting For You To Update Your Business Listing

Google announced that it is now updating business listings on Google Places for businesses, rather than waiting for businesses to do it. That’s not to say that you can’t update it yourself, but Google basically says it will do so…

Google Addresses Google Maps “Closed” Spam

While the concept of local search is still growing, and its potential has yet to be fully realized, the smartphone industry has allowed local, map-based search queries to be much more robust. A good example of the potential of local…

Google Places Now Imports Your Foursquare Data

Late yesterday evening, the Google Places blog announced an update to their location-based service that aims to give you “better access to your content.” The first tweak is the ability to get your Google Place reviews and ratings as an…

Google Tags Are No More

After about a year of testing, Google has decided to get rid of its Tag advertising program for Google Places. The program allowed advertisers to highlight their organic listings with yellow tags showing offers, photos, videos, menus, reservations, etc. for…