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March 8, 2007

Google Maps Shows Images in Business Listings


Google Maps shows photos next some business listings to give you a better idea about the location. If you click on the thumbnail, you'll discover a new section of photos that displays images from the web, filtered from Google Image Search, and images uploaded by the business owner.

"Google Maps also includes pictures of buildings, storefronts, signs, and logos—especially helpful if you're going somewhere for the first time," says Jess Lee, product manager of Google Maps.

Google could improve the local results from Google Maps by integrating other information, like news related to a certain company, videos from YouTube/Google Video or public events from Google Calendar.

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic - eyeing is buying the perrenial marketers term...

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  2. This is connected to a Local Business Center update.

    "With these new features, you can create richer listings and include more information about your business:

    * Add photos to your listing

    * Describe your business with custom attributes

    * Track your stats (the number of impressions your listing has received over the last 30 days)

    * Place your map marker with precision"

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