Introducing Place Pages for Google Maps

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Today Google announced a change to Google Maps called Place Pages.

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In their words:

A Place Page is a webpage for every place in the world, organizing all the relevant information about it. By every place, we really mean *every* place — there are Place Pages for businesses, points of interest, transit stations, neighborhoods, landmarks and cities all over the world.

You get into the Place Pages by clicking “more info” on a Google Maps search result. The info that appears is an entire page of photos, videos, a street view preview, nearby transit, reviews and related websites. The information is aggregated information from places such as Citysearch, and other local review sources.

This should be a great tool for local businesses in terms of search, and if you haven’t already you should add your listing to Google’s Local Business Center.

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  • http://www.trustwsisolutions.com Richard Beane

    Thanks for the article – I have seen these pages before but it is always good to get more information. By the way, what if Google creates two pages for one organization? Is there a way to get them to consolidate the information into one posting?