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Latest Important Google Place News from Linda’s Other Blog

Google Places Changes Galore – Hotpot, Huber and Hope

Due to the reorg at Google last week there have been TONS of changes at Google Places. ESPECIALLY if you are one that has suffered from Google bugs or lack of support – this is a must read summary of the news you need to know. HotPot gets eaten up by Google Places and is no more. Conversation with the new head or Google Places and lots more.

Google Places Help – Renewed Hope Google Places will Improve

I’m a big believer in the Google Places model and what it can and SHOULD be… but I’ve been a vocal critic of the buggy beta-like tech problems, faulty data scraping mechanism and total lack of support for small businesses. I talked to a Google rep who told me

$1200 Google Places Extortion Scam – Careful who you Hire

Here are 2 stories about Google Places scams to watch out for. Lots of unethical SEOs are out there trying to prey on small businesses. Be careful who you hire to optimize your Google Places page. One of my clients had an SEO extort him for #1200 to buy his own Place page back. Read the story here.