Google Strengthens Local Search with Place Search

  • Posted by Broadplace
  • On November 2, 2010
  • Broadplace,

Local is getting more prominent. We all  search specific services / products available in our locality. The other day, I was looking for a Dentist and it was so handy to put the location and get to know who all are available and where they are.  Google has been constantly enhancing the Local flavour and you must have earlier noticed that if you had a location name in your search query then the map as well as local listings were being displayed. Google has announced one step closer to better user experience.
Now the Map is on the right side. It looks neater on the search page

With the new release; “Place Search”; Google organises the world’s information around places. Now it becomes much easier to know about the ratings / reviews at one place. It also helps the Local businesses to have a proper as well as prominent listing on local terms. Its definitely a win-win  situation for both the businesses as well as those who are searching for service / products in local area. The search results are marked with red Pins with alphabets so that one will be able relate the listing and map view easily.
Place Search results will begin appearing automatically on Google when we predict you’re looking for local information. In addition, you’ll find a new link for “Places” in the left-hand panel of the search results page so you can switch to these results whenever you want.
With Place Search, Google has dynamically connecting hundreds of millions of websites with more than 50 million real-world locations.
Now , next time you are searching for a Local result don’t forget to click on the place search in the left hand panel.

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