Google Email Explaining Demise of Tags

For those of you that are not running Tags campaigns here is the letter that Google sent:

Subject: Google Places Notice: Google Tags to be retired on 4/29
Reply-To: googleplaces-noreply@google.com 

Google Tags to be retired on 4/29

Dear Google Places user,

At Google, we’re always working to innovate and improve ways for small businesses to get online and reach more customers. At times, though, we have to decide where to focus our efforts and which technologies we expect will yield the most benefit to users and businesses like you in the long run.

In that spirit, we are retiring Google Tags for all users on April 29, 2011. No action is required on your part, and your Places account and listing will continue to work as usual. Effective today, no new tags can be created, but all active tags will keep running to the end of April for free.

In your Places account, you’ll be able to see billing history until July 31st. If your tag is active, performance data will be available from now until May 31st. Historical performance data of inactive tags will be available in your dashboard starting May 2nd until May 31st.

To learn more about this change and other ways to promote your business, please see our blog post and our Help Center.

Thank you for trying Google Tags.

Sincerely,
The Google Places Team

© 2011 Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043

You have received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your Google Places product or account.

© 2010 Google Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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2 thoughts on “Google Email Explaining Demise of Tags”

  1. Thanks for posting this Mike. No big surprise here. I think I kindof like this newest incarnation of Google. We’re heading in the right direction.

  2. Very interesting to see Google pull this. One has to wonder what the real story is behind the scenes. I for one am quite happy to see Tags go the way of the Dodo bird, as I didn’t feel they added a lot of value to Google Places and served to confuse a lot of customers.

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