Tag: Google Places

No, Not That Hot Pot

No, Not That Hot Pot

It’s been busy in local search lately. Hot on the heels of their Google Places update to search results, Google unveiled the latest in their local arsenal; Google Hotpot. Hotpot Hotpot is a recommendation engine for local businesses.  Hotpot uses the location data provided in Google Places and then adds a recommendation layer on top […]

Google Places Now on Android Devices

Google Places Now on Android Devices

To provide yet another reason to claim and manage the local listings of your clients, Google has just rolled out Places Pages to Android devices.  If you recall from a few months ago, Google renamed their local business center profiles to Places Pages.  Every single location in Google Local has its own Places Page with […]

Local Search Enhancements

Local Search Enhancements

It’s been a busy week so far for local search.  Here’s what happened: Google renamed their Local Business Center “Google Places.” The change seems part of a process that started a few months ag0, when Google renamed their review-aggregating map profiles “Places Pages.” Enhancements are mostly cosmetic so far, though there are two new features […]