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Apple Maps & Local Search — Here’s What Marketers Need to Know

Last week, Apple released its long awaited iOS6, with several new features, the most significant of which is the new Apple Maps. Apple Maps is a native app on iOS6 that replaces the familiar and reliable Google Maps, which has been a cornerstone of Apple’s iPhone and iPad products since its release. Apple Maps marks […]

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Google Debuts Google+ Local with Strong Emphasis on Social

In an effort to increase use of its social network and place more emphasis on local search, Google has revamped Google Places by integrating it into Google+. The new offering, called Google+ Local, is actually the culmination of several recent Google shifts and acquisitions, and will solidify Google’s domination in the local search marketplace, while […]

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Under the Hood of Google Places: A Look at Google’s Revamped Local Search Offering

2010 is shaping up to be the year of local search, with so much focus on mobile and social check-ins, geo-targeted tweets and a general shift of consumer behavior that makes them more inclined to post and search content with more geo-relevance. According to Google, web users spend one million hours browsing its Maps and […]

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