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This post is important. Learn simple Local Business Center procedures to show up in the G-maps category of YOUR CHOICE. Mike Blumenthal discusses first research to reveal workings of Google’s map categorization process.
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from MiriamEllis 2480 Days ago #
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Thank you so much for sphinning this, Marty. I agree, this is truly an important post. Way to go, Mike!Miriam

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from mblumenthal 2480 Days ago #
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"Why can’t I be in the same category as my competitor" will perhaps become a phrase from last year :). <div></div><div>One wonders why if Google wants SMB’s to use their Local tools they make icategories so confusing? </div><div></div><div>Marty Thanks for the sphinn and Miriam thanks for the coimpliment.</div><div></div><div>Now we need to get some feet on the street to provide further testing!</div><div></div><div>Mike Blumenthal</div>

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from wanderer 2479 Days ago #
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Hats off to you Mike for sticking with this and finding an answer. Wonder why Google isn’t up front about it?Linda

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from jeffquipp 2479 Days ago #
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Great work Mike ... this is awesome, and has been plaguing many of us for some time.Thanks for finding and sphinning Marty!

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from MiriamEllis 2479 Days ago #
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Yay, I’m so glad this went hot. I thought it was going to get lost in Sphinn limbo.Miriam

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from mblumenthal 2479 Days ago #
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thanks Jeff<div></div><div>Linda- I so want local to work and I think that Google is the best bet for making that happen and yet they seem constitutionally unable of understand what it means to communicate to fulfill the needs of its users. Whether it is a desire to protect their algos, a legal restriction on divulging where the categories come from, the engineers mindset, arrogance or its just in their DNA.</div><div></div><div>Google is my favorite monopoly but if this is any indication of their behavior over the next 5 years, it will seem like forever. :)</div><div></div><div>Mike</div><div></div><div></div>

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from gonzo 2478 Days ago #
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Michael--- Always wondered how that system worked.  Thanks for doing the really heavy lifting for all of us cyber-drones!

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from mblumenthal 2477 Days ago #
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Hey GonzoWe can always use more hands to flesh out the details!Mike

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