The post office delivers to the last address line, the line on the envelope closest to the ZIP code. Google places the marker at the first address line. This difference in handling allows anyone to �verify by mail� for any address they want to use that is in the same city as their actual mailing address (or a UPS store/Virtual office location in that city). … [Read more...] about How To Spam Google Maps For Top Google Place Listings
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But the app is in other ways a step backward from the familiar Google app. For instance, while Apple’s maps feature a 3-D “Flyover” view of some central cities, they lack Google’s very useful ground-level photographic street views. And they also lack public-transit routing. Apple will instead link you to third-party transit apps. Also, while I found Apple’s maps accurate, they tend to default to a more zoomed-in view than Google’s, making them look emptier until you zoom out. … [Read more...] about YouTube Is Top Free App In iTunes Charts; Google Maps To Be Next?
Early reviews from WWDC attendees indicate that Apple's maps system is well-designed (though it does lack Google's Street View technology) and even features Yelp integration. While the functionality and positive feedback from Apple aficionados is a good sign for Apple, Google does not intend on losing its dominant position in the marketplace. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Faces a Formidable New Competitor in OpenStreetMap
Google sends more of its own traffic to Google Maps than to Mapquest, a change that occurred last March. This can’t really be attributed to an increase in consumers looking for Google Maps. We can measure this through Internet searches. Searches for “google maps” have increased but the term “mapquest” receives nearly 10x the search volume. … [Read more...] about ComScore To Report Google Maps Now Number 1
Google Maps is gaining from Google search referrals, and this may be the single greatest explanation for the traffic numbers cited by Hitwise. But Google has also integrated that product smartly into search results for an improved overall user experience. The company might still have seen the same or similar traffic growth had it opted to show OneBox/Universal Search results but maintain text links to Yahoo Maps and Mapquest at the top of the page, as it had done previously. We’ll never know. As I suggested above, however, I believe that Google Maps has also gained from considerable investment and product innovation, as well as the popular exposure those things have brought. … [Read more...] about Google Maps Gaining On Market Leader Mapquest