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Monday, September 28, 2009

Google Launches ‘Place Pages’ on Google Maps

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Google have replaced their larger information windows in Google maps for “Place Pages”, which offers a more detailed look at almost anything on Google maps. Place Pages are available for a wide range of locations including cities, neighborhoods, transit stops and businesses.

You can visit a Place Page by clicking on “more info” in search results or the mini bubble in Google maps. To give you an idea of the changes, here’s what the expanded listing for Lombardi’s pizza looked like before and after the changes.

Before Place Pages:

place-page1

New Place Page:

place-page2

As you can see, Place Pages offer a much more detailed view of the location with additional information such as:

  • Transit Stops
  • Short description of the location/business
  • Images from Google street view
  • Other related maps

Google claims that each of these pages will have a unique URL but this will not be indexed in organic results. If you’re a local business owner, make sure to add or update your business listing now to give yourself the best chance of ranking well for local searches!



Matthew Elshaw Matt is a marketing professional at ineedhits.com, an international search marketing firm. Matt's passion for online marketing began at university and has proved invaluable in steering product development and marketing initiatives at the company. Matt is a regular contributor to the ineedhits search marketing blog.

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[...] This post was Twitted by PerthWebNews [...]

By Twitted by PerthWebNews - September 29, 2009



[...] Place Pages were first launched in September last year, we noted that they would provide a much more detailed view of the business location with additional [...]

By Google Place Pages Given Prime Position in SERPs | ineedhits - July 12, 2010




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