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January 18, 2007

Google's Map OneBox Links Only to Google Maps

Google used to display links to Google Maps, Yahoo Maps and Mapquest when you entered an address or a city name.


Now there's only a link to Google Maps next to a static map and a new option to get directions:

... and a simplified version if you don't type an address.

Google provides links to third parties in OneBox results if they don't have a service for that or if their service is not good enough. When their service becomes mature, there's no need for the other links. So I don't think it's fair to say this is an evil move from Google.

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2 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you on that one.

    Nobody is in the business to promote other sites while at the same time detracting from their own business.

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  2. I don't know why everyone makes a big deal about what Google products are or aren't listed after using THEIR website to search for stuff. Why can't they promote themselves? Besides, their products are far superior anyway!

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